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More than 2,300 pounds of trash was collected in a beach and ocean cleanup at Daniel's Head.

A discarded pedal bicycle, old shoes, rope and part of a boat's hull were among the items found by more than 100 volunteers including schoolchildren.

The event was set up by One Communications and Marooned Ocean Foundation on September 30.

One Communications manager Michele Belvedere said: “The type of garbage that sits along our seabed, and the other waste that washes up on shore, never ceases to amaze me.

“We had such a great turnout. Some families made a day of it by starting off with the cleanup, then having a picnic and some beach time.”

The “find of the day” was a sonobuoy casing seemingly dropped from a ship conducting anti-submarine warfare or underwater acoustic research.

Volunteers also discovered a dead turtle, which they reported to Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.

Adam Johnson, cofounder of Marooned, said: “It was pretty poignant to arrive the morning of the clean-up and find a dead turtle on the beach.

“We are not sure its cause of death, but it was most likely caused by ingestion of ocean plastics or a collision with a boat.”

The partnership's next cleanup will take place early in 2019.

Warwick Academy pupils who took part in a cleanup at Daniel's Head (Photograph supplied)
Schoolchildren in action at a cleanup at Daniel's Head (Photograph supplied)
A sonobuoy is retrieved from the water at Daniel's Head (Photograph supplied)

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Published October 16, 2018 at 12:19 pm (Updated October 16, 2018 at 12:42 pm)

Volunteers clean up Daniel’s Head

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