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Beach Clean–Up

Date: 07.11.2022
Authors: Leo and Marlene
Position: Landéda, France
Nautical position: N48 35,987 W 04 33,717
Etmal: 446 M

Science Pathway and Microplastic Homework

After today’s breakfast we had time to work on our pathway presentation, which we will begin holding tomorrow. In addition, we were asked to discuss the homework we had received a week prior on microplastic with Florian. We addressed the possibilities we see in the daily reduction of plastic usage on board as well as at home and the prevention of microplastic entering our ecosystem.

Furthermore, we debated on how to raise awareness upon the subject, for example through social media campaigns and how to implement progressive measures in our everyday life. This tied in perfectly and prepared us for our next project.

Our first Beach Clean-Up

In the Afternoon we embarked on a journey to Plage Plougouri. This trip took us roughly 50 minutes along the beautiful countryside and coastline of Landéda. When we arrived, we were divided into different groups. On the one hand, there were groups of four which had the task to generally pick up rubbish along the shore. On the other hand, a total of seven students were asked to select one square metre of beach, sieve the sand and determine the contained amount of micro plastic.

The results of which will be evaluated tomorrow. We were pleasantly surprised that our two hours of hard work only amounted to roughly half a bag of rubbish. Considering the extremely windy weather conditions we were working under, everyone was very pleased to have spent the day on land and return home to a pleasant surprise from Kester the cook.

Pear Crumble and Game Night 🙂

After a long day of hard work we enjoyed a very well-prepared apple crumble. In conclusion, we decided to finished off the day with a calm (-ish) game night, which ranged from „who am I“ to „wizard“ and „set“.

Quote of the day:

Sarah am Strand: “Müssen wir das Sieben oder können wir‘s auch achten?”

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