Every New Moon since 2015, The Beach Co-op hosts a cleanup in the intertidal zone at Surfers Corner, Muizenberg in Cape Town, South Africa.
During these New Moon cleanups, participants are asked to remove any litter and take pictures of any marine species observed. South Africa’s coastline is unique and is home to many marine plants and animals.
We encourage you to contribute to iNaturalist, a platform where you can upload and share images of animal and plant observations, have them identified and learn more about each species. This citizen science platform contributes to species occurrence data which can then be used in scientific research and resource management.