A three-day training course for volunteers and experts for cleaning oil-polluted sea shore was concluded on Saturday, 23rd November, in the city of Koper. Members of the service for protection of coastal sea (SVOM) and employees of VGP Drava Ptuj d.d. demonstrated methods for cleaning sandy-gravelly, rocky and urbanized beach for about 30 participants of the course.
Monthly Archives: November 2013
Two young Mediterranean Shags, Ari and Šime, sat on a remote islet in the middle of the sea. They were talking and watching their nest friends fooling around in the water.
“Today mom and dad said that I’ve grown into a big boy and that starting tomorrow, they won’t be bringing me food anymore. I’ll start taking care of myself,” Ari said proudly.
“But are you really big enough to be on your own?” Ari’s younger friend Šime asked doubtfully.
“I’m three and a half months old! I’m big enough to fly to the shallow sea in the North, about which the older ones always talk. There are schools of fish there, easy to catch. The young ones go there to gain fishing experience and our parents go there when they want an easy meal,” Ari explained to his uninformed friend. “I’m flying there tomorrow.”
Oil spills at sea have huge impact on environment, people and marine fauna and flora The most threatened among them are birds and mammals. To act promptly and correctly if such accidents occur we need not only a good action plan but as well qualified people who are able to help in cleaning actions.