A Plastic Poem- Happy World Oceans Day!

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The Galway aquarium was celebrating World Ocean’s Day weekend so I wrote a poem for World Ocean’s Day, inspired by the Marlisco marine litter course:

A Plastic Poem

As the ocean glistened in the Sun’s ray
I took a walk to along the coast of Galway Bay
As I began my journey into the deep blue
I started to wonder what we should do

Give up one use plastics- now that’s a start
Reduce marine litter and debris- though it is quite hard;
But think of the fulmars, the gulls entangled
Seals and turtles- all could get strangled

In seas of garbage – bags, bottles and balloons
From estuaries, the deep sea to lagoons
Mistaken for food by whales, dolphins and birds
Ending up in stomachs and entire food webs

Bio-degradation- it takes a lot of time
Instead recycle our rubbish – yes it’s sublime

Pesticides and sewage straight to our beaches
Eutrophication– even in the far reaches
Chemicals end up in microplastics from lotions and scrubs
Instead use alternatives such as the orange rind rub

Leaks and spills end up in ocean currents
Let’s talk to our politicians about industrial pollution
Reduce marine litter in the world’s oceans
Today let’s make it a world ocean’s day resolution

Take part in the Better Bag Challenge: The World Oceans day organisers are also encouraging people to sign up for the Better Bag Challenge, where you can commit to use reusable bags instead of disposable for a whole year! Please sign up herechallenge-box!FB-pink

Happy world oceans day!

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