Kamilo Beach Clean-up

November 11-13, 2007

Before After

Dean checking in beach clean-up equipment at the go! airlines check-in counter.

Suzanne boarding our go! airlines flight to Hilo. go! sponsored our flight.
Dean at one of the beaches between South Point and Kamilo Beach.
Marine debris at a beach close to South Point.

Sunrise at Kamilo Beach. Dean hauling one of the 50 bags of plastic marine debris.
Marine debris littering one of the entry ways to Kamilo Beach. Small pieces of plastic on the beach.
Marine debris scattered along the beach.

Suzanne measuring a square yard for sampling.

Suzanne using a sand sifter to clear out the plastic.
It took 4.5 sand sifter loads of plastic to fill a 5 gallon bucket.
The square yard cleared of plastic.
The sampled area was over a foot deep of plastic pieces.

Dean working hard.
50 bags of marine debris. Before After
Before After

Photos: Suzanne Frazer & Dean Otsuki

Coral Photograph Credit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce and Dr. James P. McVey. Dolphins, Japanese Angelfish, Green turtle, and Laysan Albatross photos by James Watt. Humpback whale photo by James Mobeley

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