On Saturday 21st April, volunteers gathered on beaches across the county, equipped with bin bags and litter pickers for the Great Dorset Beach Clean, a campaign lead by Litter Free Coast and Sea. I organised the participation for my local beach in Swanage, which saw a brilliant turnout of 30 volunteers who came to join the event!
Over the past couple weeks, record numbers of these curious creatures have been reported. Strong westerly winds have brought them from across the atlantic, so far washing up along our shorelines in the southwest. The news has been widely shared across the country, so what's the fuss all about?