marine debris

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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 Scuba Divers Fight Back Against Marine Debris

Thank you to thousands of volunteers who rallied together during September’s Debris Month of Action! MORE

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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84 applications, 10 finalists and six winners. A new wave of ocean protection has begun.

Almost 3,000 people voted in the 2013 Ocean Action Project helping to propel ocean protection priorities locally. Projects are action-oriented and strategically address the root causes of marine debris or shark & ray protection issues. 

The winning Ocean Action Projects for 2013 are:

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Don’t let your dives go to waste! Grab your mesh bag, scuba gear and a data card. Take a giant stride and Dive Against Debris.

Scuba divers have cleaned debris from underwater environments for decades. But despite our best efforts, the trash from our daily lives keeps piling up.

In response to the onslaught of marine debris, one of the biggest ocean issues of our time, Project AWARE launched Dive Against Debris.

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