We’ve been removing debris from underwater environments together for decades but now, we’re going to share what we’ve found with the rest of the world. More importantly, we’re going to use the information to prevent the trash from our everyday lives from ending up in the ocean in the first place.
That's why Project AWARE launched Dive Against Debris in 2011. With the help of thousands of divers, debris removal efforts have stepped up and divers are actively protecting marine life including sharks and rays that can get tangled in trash.
Thousands of pieces of plastic have been discovered, submerged along the river bed of the upper Thames Estuary by scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London and the Natural History Museum.
The sheer amount of plastic recovered shows there is an unseen stream of rubbish flowing through London which could be a serious threat to aquatic wildlife. The findings, published online in Marine Pollution Bulletin, highlight the cause for concern, not only for ecosystems around the river but for the North Sea, in to which the Thames flows.
Join our newest Divemaster Steve today at 4pm today for a much needed beach clean up and get a free fun dive tomorrow on the Biorocks reef tomorrow where we will collect, sort and log all the rubbish found for Project Aware's Dive Against Debris campaign.
The dive will be a shore dive, so meet us at the dive center around 11:00. See you there!
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Dans le cadre de l'IDC de septembre chez Scubaventure à Vannes, et pour sensibiliser les stagiaires à la défense du milieu sous marin, un nettoyage des débris de la carrière aura lieu sous l'eau et autour de la carrière.
Emerald Coast Scuba crew will Dive Against Debris Sunday, September 22, 2013, from noon to 3. Divers will explore the Destin Bridge Rubble and collect debris for weigh in and we will record our collection amounts for Project AWARE. Divers are also invited to Dive Against Debris on any of our excursions during September and record the weight of the Debris you collect. Stop by and see us for more information or give us a call for more information. www.DiveDestin.com
When most people think of debris in our ocean they imagine piles of garbage, floating plastic bottles, broken glass and rusting metal. All of those things, and more, are certainly part of the problem but one issue less often considered by the general public is how debris causes entanglement, injury, or death of many marine animals.
Fishing lines, nets and hooks are all serious concerns for many larger marine animals such as rays, seals, sea lions, dolphins, sharks, turtles and whales. Mantas are particularly vulnerable due to their large wingspan.
Acquazzurra, a PADI 5 Star IDC Center in Rome, in cooperation with the municipality of Trevignano Romano and the beach resort Ultima Spiaggia, is organizing a clean up day of the Bracciano Lake on September 15th, 2013.