Portheras Cove – Winter update

Posted on: 5th February 2015

Portheras Cove – Winter update as provided by Delia Webb of the Friends of Portheras Cove.

“Pupils at St Just Primary School have been working with the Friends of Portheras Cove to learn about plastic pollution in our seas (including the famous Lego Lost at Sea). They have been collecting plastic bottle tops from our local beaches and together we have collected over 2000 tops so far!
Yesterday they were very excited to meet the three Lego dragons discovered by the FoPC. The project, organised by Rame Peninsular Beach care (a registered charity), aims to raise awareness about the extent of plastic pollution in our seas.
All the tops collected by us and groups across Cornwall are being strung together in a massive chain which will be taken to London to be presented to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive Conference. Please keep collecting folks as we only have a few weeks left – tops can be handed in to the school and the Centre of Pendeen or message us to collect.
Portheras Cove rescued Puffin
Rescues over the past few weeks have include a storm weary Puffin which was taken to Mousehole Bird Hospital where he received some amazing care, and thankfully made a full recovery. Also a young seal pup who was taken to the seal sanctuary at Gweek where he has spent the past few weeks recovering from an infection.
The cove has been looking really sandy up until the weekend when the tide came in with a vengeance and the sand went out!”
Portheras Cove Grand Cornish Canyon