Can we please stop the stupid & environmentally damaging practice of releasing balloons?
They are an absolute killer of seabirds & other marine life such as sea turtles.
This weekend on Birds New Zealand beach patrol of Muriwai Beach, amongst the usual litter of fishing line & nylon rope, they collected the remains of two balloons. Many seabirds such as this unfortunate Fluttering Shearwater die when they become entangled in them or ingest them accidentally. If you are celebrating any festive occasion or the passing of someone you love; rather than littering, do something environmentally positive instead like planting a tree. Please stop the crazy practice of releasing balloons.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #balloons #balloonsblow #beachcleanup