marine debris

Oct. 24/12

During September’s Debris Month of Action thousands of scuba divers around the world took action to tackle the ocean’s silent killer and provide a global snapshot of the debris issues plaguing our ocean planet.

Tires, glass bottles, hooks, fishing lines, discarded fishing nets — you name it, divers removed it from the sea floor and coral reef before bringing it to the surface to be sorted and disposed of properly.

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Sep. 28/12

In Thailand on the island of Ko Haa, a group of Scubafish divers recently rescued three sea turtles struggling for their lives.

It was the end of a beautiful day diving when the boat captain spotted something unusual floating on the surface of the water. As the divers got closer they found a huge discarded fishing net with three entangled turtles, trapped and struggling to breathe.

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Date: 
Sep. 22/12
Location: 
Armada Drive above The Flower Fields® in Carlsbad, California
Armada Drive above the Flower Fields
Carlsbad, CA 92011
United States
34° 0' 58.4712" N, 117° 25' 18.75" W

 

  • Where: Armada Drive (above the Flower Fields/past Karl Strauss in Carlsbad, CA)
  • When: 10am-8pm (Saturday, 9/22) and 10am-5pm (Sunday, 9/23)
  • What: Come visit New Ocean Blue’s booth at Carlsbad’s street fair Art Splash where you will be able to learn about the dangers of plastic pollution and create shark puppets out of used plastic bags! This is a family event, so bring the whole bunch!

  • http://newoceanblue.org/events/

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Date: 
Sep. 08/12
Location: 
La Jolla Library
7555 Draper Ave
San Diego, CA 92037
United States
34° 18' 25.7184" N, 117° 4' 13.1268" W

 

Trash to Art at the La Jolla Library

  • Where: La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave, San Diego, CA 92037
  • When: 9:30am-2:00pm 
  • What: Join us in turning trash into art! New Ocean Blue wants kids of all ages to help decorate a canvas (donated by the Wyland Foundation) with trash collected at San Diego beaches.
  • http://newoceanblue.org/events/

 

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Sep. 06/12
Location: 
Blue Corner Dive Nusa Lembongan, BA
Indonesia

 

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Date: 
Sep. 14/12
Location: 
Langkawi Coral
Pulau Payar Marine Park
Malaysia
6° 3' 54.8964" N, 100° 2' 36.4452" E

This September is Debris Month of Action: a whole month dedicated to fighting the ocean's silent killer, marine debris. With your help we are sending a loud and clear message: "Stop the Ocean’s Silent Killer"

Join us in the battle against marine debris. Your local actions contribute to a clean, healthy future for the ocean.
 

Contact us: sales@langkawicoral.com

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Aug. 22/12

One third of all plastic marine debris is from beverage containers, according to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).  It kills wildlife and pollutes beaches.  It persists for centuries, breaking down into smaller particles, clogging our waterways and destroying our ocean.

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Aug. 21/12

Dive Friends Bonaire is doing everything in their power to help their endangered sea turtle population. Last month they gathered 115 volunteers to Dive Against Debris targeting the South Pier of Bonaire. This working pier is often used for fishing and normally off limits to divers. 

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Date: 
Sep. 01/12
Location: 
New Heaven Dive School
48 moo 2 Chalok Ban Kao
Koh Tao 84360
Thailand
10° 3' 58.392" N, 99° 49' 37.5564" E

For this year’s Project AWARE Debris Month of Action we pledge to bring back some marine rubbish everyday from our dives for the whole 31 days of September. Be it a big clean-up such as those with the Save Koh Tao Group, or just a few items found while teaching a course.

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Aug. 14/12

Enthusiastic divers keen to put a stop to marine rubbish are saying no to straws. It’s a small step which makes a big difference. Straws are one of the top items found by divers who regularly Dive Against Debris.

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