Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ocean Trash & Treasures

Hey there, ocean lover, are you on Flickr? Then check out the Ocean Trash & Treasures Flickr group:
About Ocean Trash & Treasures

Whether trash or treasures, natural objects or man-made castaways, things that wash up on the shoreline can be fascinating. These objects are a window into what's happening beneath the waves, and in some cases, they give us important clues about things like currents, wildlife distribution and migrations, and human impacts on the ocean.

What interesting objects have you seen on the beach? Post pictures of your finds here, and browse images of other interesting flotsam and jetsam. Please geo-tag your photos before sharing with the group (don't worry, it's easy, and it may help in identifiying mysterious objects and species.) And please use the tags "ocean trash" or "ocean treasure" to help identify your finds.

When it comes to marine life and other natural objects, we encourage members of this group to practice the old adage: take only pictures, leave only footprints.
I know there are near weekly beach cleanups taking place on Saipan. What are you guys finding? Upload it to Flickr and share it on the Ocean Trash & Treasures Flickr group to share it with the world. Visit the Smithsonian Ocean Portal for more.

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