Five dead birds found entangled in net
What was supposed to be a relaxing run on the Nahoon Beach in East London turned into a sad discovery for Liam Victor on Tuesday morning.
Victor found a washed-up net with five dead adult Sooty Shearwaters entangled in it.
“It seems to be a trawler
net that had been cut loose, that was the cause of the incident,” Victor said.
“The birds might have got caught diving in for fish to eat,” he added.
The GO! rushed to assess the situation and found the birds badly entangled in the thick net.
The birds had not yet decomposed, giving an indication that it was a fairly
The birds were taken to the East London Aquarium where they could be disposed of properly.
Though questions were sent to the city's aquarium yesterday, comment was unavailable at the time of going to print.
Victor said he had trained his children to pick up rubbish whenever they
visited one of the beaches.
“If everyone could do their bit to clean up when on the beach, it really would make a big difference,” Victor said.
September 15 marks International Coastal Cleanup day, when everyone can take part in helping to maintain a clean sea environment.
TANGLED MESS: Five dead Sooty Shearwaters were found washed up on Nahoon Beach, entangled in a fishing trawler net