Tony Amos, a research fellow at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and director of the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (top photo) shows H.G. Olsen Elementary School students some of the bottles that washed ashore on San Jose Island. The bottles were saved by Theta Kinney and Julie Findley who coordinate the annual Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup on San Jose Island. The students’ job was to help analyze the bottles for a follow-up to a study done in 1992 to see what trends have occurred to learn something about the continuing problem of marine debris.
The students sorted the bottles
Fifth grade student Hannah Wieboldt helped record the findings
STAFF PHOTOS BY MURRAY JUDSON