Survey results – uploaded

Ullapool North East shore beach –

Survey 30 Sep 2013

Submitted by juliabarton_1 on 07 October 2013  Beach: Ullapool North East shore beach

Survey summary: Ullapool North East shore beach – Survey 30 Sep 2013

About your survey  

Survey type: Beachwatch (year round)

Date of survey:  30/09/2013 – 12:00am – 2:00pm

How many volunteers took part?   7

What is the length of the beach you surveyed?  100m

What is the average width of beach you surveyed? 20m

Did you clean, but not survey, any extra areas? If so, please tell us the length:  30m

How many bags of rubbish did you collect from the survey data? 10

What was the total weight of all the bags of rubbish you collected from the survey area? 35kg

What was the weather like in the week before the survey? Wind direction: Onshore

Wind strength: Light   Sea state: Calm

Traceable items found:  We found a reconstituted plastic fender from the local harbour pier which weigh more than our scales would have .

Did you find any unusual items?  Pier fender 2.5m x 200mm x 50mm

Did you find any stranded, entangled or dead animals?  Yes If so how many? 1

Please describe the animal species if known: 

we think it was a harbour seal but it was badly decomposed

Was the animal alive or dead? Dead

Is the animal entangled in litter? No  Was there any oil or tar? Absent

Were there any plastic pellets? Absent

Plastic

4/6 pack yokes: 0

Bags (including supermarket): 42

Bottles – drinks: 19

Bottles/containers/drums – Cleaner: 1

Bottle/containers – Food: 5

Bottles/containers/drums – Foreign: 0

Bottles/containers/drums – Oil: 0

Bottles/containers – Toiletries: 0

Caps/lids: 14

Cigarette lighters/tobacco pouches: 1

Combs/hair brushes/sunglasses: 0

Crisp/sweet/lolly/sandwich wrappers: 54

Cutlery/trays/straws/cups: 10

Fish boxes: 1

Fishing line (anglers): 0

Fishing net & net pieces < 50cm: 85

Fishing net & net pieces > 50cm: 4

Floats (fishing buoys/reels): 0

Industrial packaging/crates/sheeting: 2

Lobster/crab pots & tops: 0

Mesh bags: 0

Pens: 0

Rope diameter > 1cm: 61

String & cord diameter < 1cm: 209

Shoes/sandals: 0

Shotgun cartridges: 0

Strapping bands: 24

Toys/party poppers/fireworks/dummies: 0

Traffic cones: 1

Plastic pieces < 2.5cm: 23

Plastic pieces > 2.5cm: 23

Other (specify below): 9

Other description: bubble wrap, tubing, handle, pier fender, tubes,

Polystyrene

Buoys: 1

Fast food containers/cups: 6

Fish boxes: 0

Fibreglass: 0

Foam/sponge/insulation: 3

Packaging: 2

Polystyrene pieces < 50cm: 5

 Rubber

Balloons/balloon string: 0

Boots: 0

Gloves (heavy duty): 1

Gloves (lightweight): 0

Rubber pieces < 50cm: 0

Tyres without holes/wheels: 0

Tyres with holes: 0

Other (specify below): 1

Other description: bungee cord

Cloth

Cloth pieces: 0

Clothing/shoes/beach towels: 1

Furnishings: 0

Sacking: 0

Other (specify below): 0

Metal

Aerosol cans: 0

BBQs (disposables): 0

Bottle caps: 0

Car parts/car batteries: 0

Drink cans: 13

Fishing weights/hooks/lures: 0

Foil wrappers: 3

Food cans: 0

Lobster/crab pots & tops: 0

Oil drums: 0

Scrap/metal appliances/paint tins: 0

Household batteries: 0

Wire/wire mesh/metal pieces: 0

Other (specify below):  1

Other description: nail

Medical

Inhalers: 0

Plasters: 0

Syringes: 0

Other (specify below): 0

Other description: 0

Sanitary

Condoms: 0

Cotton bud sticks: 0

Nappies: 0

Tampon applicators/tampons: 0

Toilet fresheners: 0

Towels/panty liners/backing strips: 0

Wet wipes: 0

Other (specify below): 0

 

Animal faeces

In bags: 0

Not in bags: 0

 

Paper

Bags: 0

Cardboard: 1

Carton/purepak: 0

Carton/tetrapak: 0

Cigarette packets: 1

Cigarette stubs: 0

Cups: 0

Newspapers/magazines: 0

Other (specify below): 0

 

Wood

Corks: 0

Lobster/crab pots & tops: 0

Pallets/crates: 0

Ice lolly sticks/chip forks: 0

Paint brushes: 0

Wood pieces (not twigs etc.): 8

Other (specify below): 0

Glass

Bottles: 13

Light bulbs/tubes: 0

Glass pieces: 42

Pottery/ceramic

Any pottery or ceramic: 41

MCS Beach Watch Survey  

Marine Conservation Society
Unit 3, Wolf Business Park, Alton Road, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5NB Registered charity (England and Wales) 1004005 (Scotland) SC037480
www.mcsuk.org   info@mcsuk.org   tel. 01989 566017

 

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