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Cyborg Sea-Kitty Found Prowling Waikiki During Beach Cleanup

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Ocean acidification aside, the latest (and most adorable) tiny terror of the sea is this cyborg toy cat, which volunteers found during the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup on a beach in Waikiki, Hawaii.

NOAA staffer finds a heart-shaped piece of marine debris at the 2005 International Coastal Cleanup held in Seattle, Wash.

Nir Barnea, Marine Debris West Coast Regional Coordinator, finds a bit of marine debris “love” at the 2005 International Coastal Cleanup held in Seattle, Wash. (NOAA)

You never know what kind of odd treasures and trash you might find when cleaning up your local beach, river, or lake — from TVs and toilet seats to a rusted-out scooter and even a little ocean “love.”

We want to know: What weird items did you find during your International Coastal Cleanup event this year? Tell us in the comments here or over at the NOAA Marine Debris Blog.

Author: Ashley Braun

Ashley Braun is the Web Editor for NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R). That means she writes and edits a good portion of what appears on OR&R’s web pages, blog, and social media.

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