Volunteers are needed to help Guam Visitors Bureau and the Department of Agriculture clean-up Chaetomorpha macroalgae that has been washing ashore in Tumon Bay since July. The heavy, thick algae smothers coral and reduces sunlight needed for corals to thrive. The cleanup is set for Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Ypao Beach to Matapang Beach. You may show up and check-in at either spot.
Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle, reef-safe sunscreen (look for zinc-oxide or titanium dioxide mineral sunscreens), snorkel gear, gloves, and small hand nets. Other materials will be provided.
Don't forget to check-in with Guam Year of the Reef for a chance to win prizes!
Find out more on GVB's website: https://www.guamvisitorsbureau.com/news/news-releases/volunteers-needed-for-second-cleanup-of-invasive-algae-in-tumon-bay