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In Pictures: Campaigning to end Ocean Plastics, the Beluga II Tour so far

Posted by Angela Glienicke - 7th June 2017


Last month our ship the Beluga II set sail on a two-month scientific journey around Scotland investigating the impact of ocean plastic pollution on some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes and wildlife.

Today is World Oceans Day and this year the day of celebration and awareness focuses on plastic pollution and possible ways to prevent it. The images below are a glimpse of what we have been up to so far during our voyage around the Scottish coast. Help end ocean plastics by….

Shags on Treshnish Isles, Scotland

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

Seal on the Isle of Canna, one of The Small Isles in the Sea of Hebrides, Scotland.

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

Greenpeace has brought its ship the Beluga II on an expedition of scientific research around Scotland, sampling seawater for microplastics and documenting the impact of ocean plastic on some of the UK’s most precious marine life.

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

Sampling seawater.

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

Seal on the Isle of Canna, one of The Small Isles in the Sea of Hebrides, Scotland.

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

MV Beluga anchored in Loch Lochy next to Ben Nevis, UK’s highest peak. Scotland

© Kajsa Sjölander / Greenpeace 2017

Puffins on the Isle of Canna, one of The Small Isles in the Sea of Hebrides, Scotland.

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

Greenpeace volunteers collect plastic on a beach in Mull.

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

Greenpeace and MCS (Marine Conservation Society) Mull Beach Clean at Kilninian Beach with pupils from Ulver Primary School, Isle Of Mull.

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

Gannets at Bass Rock in Scotland. Greenpeace is there working on the campaign to highlight the problem of ocean plastics. Studies have shown that 90% of seabirds have ingested plastic.

© Kajsa Sjölander / Greenpeace 2017

Greenpeace crew members find a gannet entangled with plastic in the Treshnish Isles, Scotland.

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

They manage to capture the bird and remove the plastic and then release it.

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

Kelp Forest, Treshnish Isles, Scotland

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

Underwater sealife on the Isle of Canna, Scotland.

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

Puffins on the Isle of Canna, one of The Small Isles in the Sea of Hebrides,

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017


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