Our Commonwealth Connected By The Ocean

An inspiring project that will work across the 53 member states of the Commonwealth, a platform to share your knowledge and the work you are doing on ocean health. This will become a resource for our schools to start the conversation. Here are some examples below which have recently been added from Australia, New Zealand and Cook Islands. If you would like to contribute content please stay with the theme and layout, as this is a resource for students aged between 7 - 16 years of age. Use the hashtag #commonwealthocean Again, thank you for your ongoing support, we are looking forward to watching this platform grow together.

WELCOME TO THE COMMONWEALTHOCEAN INITIATIVE

WE ARE 2.4 BILLION PEOPLE WHO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE  TO THE HEALTH OF OUR PLANET. I HAVE STARTED THE JOURNEY SO I ENCOURAGE YOU TO FOLLOW OR FIND SOMETHING THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR EVERYONE. Carl McCarthy founder Sport2Clean Creator of The #commonwealthocean initiative and citizen of the Commonwealth

SINGLE USE PLASTIC

WHAT IS THIS: PLASTIC BOTTLE WASHED ASHORE, LYING HIGH TIDE MARK

LOCATION: PUKEHINA BEACH, EAST COAST NEW ZEALAND

OCEAN: SOUTH PACIFIC

SINGLE USE PLASTIC

WHAT IS THIS: PLASTIC BOTTLE WASHED ASHORE, LYING IN SAND DUNES

LOCATION: STRADBROKE ISLAND, EAST COAST AUSTRALIA

OCEAN: CORAL SEA

ALBATROSS

WHAT IS THIS: ALBATROSS DEAD IN SAND DUNES, POSSIBLE FROM DIGESTING PLASTICS

LOCATION: STRADBROKE ISLAND, EAST COAST AUSTRALIA

OCEAN: CORAL SEA

BODY BOARDING FIN

WHAT IS THIS: BODY BOARDERS FIN

LOCATION: STRADBROKE ISLAND, EAST COAST AUSTRALIA

OCEAN: CORAL SEA

FISHING NET ROPE

WHAT IS THIS: FISHING ROPE

LOCATION: STRADBROKE ISLAND, EAST COAST AUSTRALIA

OCEAN: CORAL SEA

PLASTIC BAG CORAL REEF

WHAT IS THIS: PLASTIC BAG CORAL REEF

LOCATION: COOK ISLANDS, RAROTONGA

OCEAN: PACIFIC OCEAN