Breaking News – “Beach clean up time “

Hey guys !!! Strolling down the beach the other day and looking at the sand, we realized how dirty our beautiful beach of “Vinha d’Areia” located next to the Marina of Villa Franca do Campo.

We have decided with our sustainability correspondent Vanessa. To take action and head out to the beach on Wednesday the 13th of November at 1:00 PM in order to have a great time and clean our beautiful beach.

Plastic is as you know to only a problem because it creates visual pollution but also because it incorporates into the food chain. Strolling down to the beach, we noticed a big amount of styrofoam and tiny plastic beads. So we need to take action, not only in reducing our plastic consumption but helping any way we can, even one if it is one beach at a time ! We decided to take action on this matter since we are concerned about marine pollution and our environment. We seek to make people aware and be also part of the solution 🙂


Marine bird eating styrofoam. Source:


So bring your love for the ocean with you, a bottle of water ( preferably not plastic 😉 ) and comfortable clothes.

Come and meet our team and hopefully have a great time cleaning our beautiful beach.

I hope you can all make it !!! Please check out our FB link for more information on this event : @azoreswhalewatch

Anaïs Builly

About Anaïs Builly

Anais Builly is Marine Biologist and Master of Biology, Ecology and Ecosystems, and of Bioproducts & Bioproduction of Marine Ecosystems, studied in France and South Africa. She is also Marine Wildlife Guide & Community Manager at TERRA AZUL. She is passionate about conservation of marine mammals, and loves being out in the ocean everyday.

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