Last week Kevin and I were collecting Red Tide samples for the GTMNERR on the beaches near Marineland. It was close to dusk, so we didn’t have much time for nurdling. In 5 minutes, we found 15 nurdles and a large amount of microplastics. There are too many small pieces to ever count, let alone try to clean up. These little microplastics will just be washed back out with next tide or be buried in the sand.
Nurdling has become our replacement activity for shelling.