Beach Sweep Report Reveals Strange Items Found on N.J. Beaches

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Many hope to find buried treasure when they go to the beach, but a New Jersey environmental group says what they found last year at the Jersey shore isn't the kind of treasure anyone wants to find.

Representatives with Clean Ocean Action released their annual Beach Sweep Report for 2017, which listed several extraordinary things they found littered on New Jersey's beaches.

Odd items included two fire extinguishers, a lawn mower, a human tooth in a box, and a cheese grater.

The report also revealed that in 2017, volunteers collected more than 284,000 plastic materials from beaches, which officials say are very harmful to fish and wildlife.

In total, Clean Ocean Action collected nearly 375,000 pieces of litter.

To view the full report visit cleanoceanaction.org.

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