Plastic Shotgun Wads

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The Litter Legends from Oakura School found some plastic shotgun wads during their Project Hotspot fieldtrip to the Tapuae Marine Reserve. Ever since we’ve been finding plastic shotgun wads washed up on beaches all around the Taranaki coastline. Thanks to some top detective work from Allen Stancliff (Taranaki Fish & Game) and some high-tech modelling by Mariana Horigome (MetOcean Solutions) we’ve been getting to the bottom of where the shotgun wads are coming from and how far they travel once in the ocean.

Check out this awesome blog from MetOcean Solutions explaining how they have used the MetOceanTrack modelling tool to trace the movements of shotgun wads around the Taranaki coast. The animation is incredible!

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