marine debris

We always include a Project AWARE conservation element in our school group programs; it's one of the ways we give back to the environment and make the right impression on impressionable minds.

With the kids from the Australian International School (AIS), Singapore, that visited us recently, it was no different.

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Jun. 21/11

Braving the chilly conditions of Shelley Beach, New South Wales, Australia, 14 Project AWARE and PADI Asia Pacific staff completed a Dive Against Debris underwater survey. 

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Do you hate underwater trash as much as we do? Plastic bottles strewn across the ocean floor, nets choking coral reefs, discarded fishing line entangling marine creatures... Together, we’re fighting back against marine debris – the ocean’s silent killer. And when we fight for the ocean, we like to fight on scuba. Join us in the battle and dive in this September for Debris Month of Action.

What is Debris Month of Action? It’s you, your best dive buddies, your favorite dive spot and a mesh bag, helping to clean the ocean and telling the world what you’ve found.

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Jun. 08/11

Washington DC, June 8, 2011 - Fishing for Energy, the unique partnership providing fishermen with a cost-free solution for recycling and recovering energy from old fishing gear, is commemorating World Oceans Day this year with the achievement of a significant milestone - collecting one million pounds of old fishing gear and marine debris since the program's inception in 2008.

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Jun. 07/11

Balloon, plastic bags, nylon rope and even rubber thongs are providing a deadly diet for Australia's critically endangered sea turtle population, a new study shows.

On the eve of World Ocean Day, research by the Earthwatch program Turtles in Trouble has shown that 36 per cent of Australian sea turtles are affected by marine litter, with some 18,000 pieces of plastic litter floating on every square kilometer of the world's oceans.

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Daniela, Project AWARE Scienza coordinatore, si unisce Divers squalo e un gruppo di studenti per un giorno speciali di conservazione. Laboratorio del Clean Up Day svolto con i ragazzi delle 2° medie del Istituto Salesiano Maria Ausiliatrice di Trento in collaborazione con l’APPA.

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Date: 
Jul. 13/11
Location: 
Perez Cove
Perez Cove Way
San Diego, CA 92109
United States
32° 46' 4.4436" N, 117° 13' 52.482" W

 

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Welcome to the Project AWARE Global Underwater Scavenger Hunt!

We've had a great time playing the Scavenger Hunt with you! This contest is now closed and we've announced the winners -- click here to read about who won the contest. And please keep Diving Against Debris!

Here’s how the contest works:

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Date: 
Jun. 07/11
Location: 
World Diving Lembongan
Jungutbatu Beach
Nusa Lembongan
Indonesia
8° 40' 23.358" S, 115° 26' 50.1936" E

As it is World Oceans Day on June 8th we will be encouraging all of our divers to take clean up bags out diving with them so that whilst they are enjoying the beautiful reefs around Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan and Penida they can help in keeping them clean and healthy! Of course when they return any trash collected will be counted and recorded and sent in to the lovely guys at Project AWARE who do so much to help keep our oceans protected! If anyone would like to join us for diving then please let us know - info@world-diving.com

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With ever increasing threats to our ocean planet, working globally and acting locally has never been so important.

The Ocean Action Project empowers ocean communities to take local conservation actions to a whole new level of change. With measured results, on the ground and under the water action, the Ocean Action Project brings us one step closer to a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet by addressing the root causes of marine debris or shark and ray protection issues. 

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