marine debris

Sep. 08/12
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.


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


Sep. 14/12
Langkawi Coral
Pulau Payar Marine Park
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.

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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.

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. 

Sep. 01/12
New Heaven Dive School
48 moo 2 Chalok Ban Kao
Koh Tao 84360
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.

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.

Aug. 08/12

A marine scientist has urged people to "think twice about litter" after a basking shark was filmed in Manx waters with plastic around its nose.

The sighting comes just two weeks after a grey seal was pictured with plastic around its throat near Kitterland.

Jackie Hall, of Manx Basking Shark Watch (MBSW), said: "The images are terrifying."

The basking shark was filmed by a kayaker off the coast of Peel, who described it as "extremely upsetting".

Jul. 27/12

It's one of the greatest shows on earth: the Olympic Games 2012. 10,500 athletes from around the world descend on London for the next 19 days of competitions, tears and triumphs as they go for gold. Let the games begin.

But as well as the athletes, London also play host to the hundreds of thousands of spectators, Olympic organisers, media, businesses, politicians, caterers - the list goes on. London will be a hive of action, pumping and buzzing with energy and adrenaline.

Jul. 20/12

NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette arrived back in its homeport of Honolulu  a few days ago after a month in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The team of 17 scientists collected nearly 50 metric tons of marine debris, which threatens monk seals, sea turtles and other marine life in the coral reef ecosystem, in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). NOAA has conducted annual removal missions of marine debris in the NWHI since 1996 as part of a coral restoration effort.