Splash back with marine message

Splash back with marine message

WILLETTON Senior High School students are making a splash in marine conservation.

The group of Year 9 students from the Gifted and Talented program are highlighting the dangers of ocean pollution with Trash4Splash.

Trash4Splash encourages the public to pick up four pieces of trash in memory of Splash the dolphin. Splash was a Swan River dolphin calf that died from starvation after its mum got tangled in fishing line and was unable to feed him.

To raise public awareness, the students created a replica of Splash using a 3D printer.

Trash4Splash was recognised at Murdoch University’s Oceans Challenge recently, taking home a $1000 prize.

Students are urging people to clean up their local waterways and rivers to prevent dolphins and other marine life from swallowing litter or getting entangled.