nurdle icon dark red = more than 1000 nurdles map nurdle red = 101-1000 nurdles  map nurdle org = 31-100 nurdles  map nurdle yell = 1-30 nurdles  map nurdle green = 0 nurdles



Fidra’s, The Great Nurdle Hunt map highlights nurdle pollution on coastlines across the world.

Data is collected and submitted online by volunteer ‘nurdle hunters’. Taking part is easy, can be done anywhere, anytime and by anyone, and it helps illustrate the global extent of this pollution problem. All you have to do is count the number of nurdles you find, you don't even have to collect them!


If you are looking to use our citizen science data in research projects or to support your working on tackling pellet pollution please email us at

This interactive map above shows the results of our amazing nurdle hunters' activity so far. Join in today and become part of our worldwide nurdling network.

Click on the pins to see description and photos of each submission.

If you work for an organisation and are keen to take part, support or promote The Great Nurdle Hunt in your area please get in touch at and check out our information hub which is full of resources to support NGO's who are working on solution to pellet pollution


Data sets compiled by other surveys or organisations have been provided to The Great Nurdle Hunt map, in support of building a clearer picture of nurdle pollution worldwide, by the following supporters including; Nurdle Patrol, Legambiente, and SOS mal de Seine.

Nurdle Patrol
SOS mal de Seine

Submit your results

Have you taken part in a #nurdlehunt or seen nurdles on your recent trip to the beach? 

If so log your finds today and add your pin to our map


Want to take part?

Are you keen to get involved but feel like you need some more information?

Luckily, we've put together a whole page on this, with helpful tips on how to do your own #nurdlehunt: