This is the mid-shore area of the southern end of Belle Greve Bay near the Salerie quay looking out towards the Quaine pole in the distance which is reachable by foot during an extremely low tide.
I found this Guernsey Safeway plastic carrier bag lying on the beach and took an image of it before picking it up. Guernsey retail food shoppers used about 10 million plastic carrier bags per year before a £0.05 charge was introduced in 2008. Stopping the free distribution of plastic carrier bags at Guernsey retail food shops has significantly reduced the number being distributed. However a few plastic carrier bags still end up in the environment. Because of their light weight, some plastic carrier bags are blown onto the shore where they may be carried out to sea to be ingested by cetaceans, marine birds or turtles. See http://pagesperso-orange.fr/gecc/publications/pdf/PosterSeattle2002.pdf
Those that don't get ingested can degrade to invisible microscopic particles which then begin their journey through the food chain back to humans.
Disposable plastic carrier bags represent such a wasteful use of oil. They provide a short term convenience and a long-term environmental hazard.
Sealord photography's biodiversity images began with a focus on international commercial seafood species and the marine life of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Great Britain.
Sealord photography has a growing collection of digital images covering climate change, the environment and sustainability issues.
Sealord photography also covers the Guernsey community and particularly the fund raising activities of Guernsey charities as part of the island's social sustainability.
The fish, shellfish and marine life images would not be possible if it were not for the generosity of commercial and recreational fishermen in Guernsey, and seafood suppliers at various trade shows in the USA, and wholesalers at Fulton Fish Market in New York City.
Many marine biologists have helped identify or confirm the identity of marine species photographed. These people have been mentioned when possible.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you have any questions or comments about Sealord photography. Thank you. Richard Lord