Somebody got their feathers ruffled and I'm not talking about the bird. While I was taking photos under the pier this morning, I stepped on a lit cigarette! OUCH!
Cigarettes on the beach can be very harmful. Did you know cigarette butts can contain over 165 chemicals, including lead and arsenic, and that those chemicals can leach into the marine environment within an hour of contact with water, harming our birds, fish, dolphin, and turtles?
Click HERE to read about the "Butts off our Beach" campaign launched in 2001 by a Maui-based nonprofit organization.
And don't forget to participate in our Coastal Clean-up Day, September 20th, 8 a.m. - noon! Check out Traveling Turtle Girl's blog for more details.