#marinedebris

Sep. 11/13

There is no easy way to tackle the issue of marine litter: it is complicated and has many causes, impacts and inputs. As a high percentage of marine litter comes from land based sources, EU legislation is possibly the best way to address the problem and look for solutions.

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Sep. 16/13

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.

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Aug. 07/13

Increasing amounts of litter are ending up in the world’s oceans and harming the health of ecosystems, killing animals when they become trapped or swallow the litter. Human health is also at risk, as plastics may break down into smaller pieces that may subsequently end up in our food. These are just a few of the problems emerging from the waste collecting in our seas.

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Date: 
Sep. 21/13
Location: 
Haleiwa Beach Park
62-449 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712
United States
21° 35' 54.762" N, 158° 6' 11.5848" W

Join Aloha Scuba Divers for our annual Ocean & Beach Clean-up Event! 

*Free Air!  *1/2 off Gear Rental!  *Food & Drinks Provided!  *Tons of Great Prizes!

Bring your family and friends, divers & non-divers.  Every person makes a difference!

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Aug. 21/13

Here at Project AWARE, we like to call marine debris the “silent killer” – the trash from our everday lives that smothers ocean environments, ensnares and chokes marine species. Les Stroud, or the godfather of survival TV, is used to the silence and the sight of of debris from his professional career as the TV hit series Survivorman.

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Jul. 26/13

The Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) this July was a fantastic opportunity to meet AWARE supporters and thank them in person for their efforts to protect the ocean.  Scuba Junkie shark expert Rohan Perkins presented at MIDE to help raise awareness for sharks. Rohan received Project AWARE funding through the Ocean Action Project in 2012 so I made a special trip to visit the Scuba Junkie team and check out their conservation programs.

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Date: 
Jun. 11/13
Location: 
Meeting Point at Chaaya Blue Hotel in front of the "International Diving Center"
Upaveli beach, Trincomalee
Trincomalee
Sri Lanka
8° 41' 15.9792" N, 81° 12' 12.1824" E

Now it's time to dive again AGAINST DEBRIS. Meetingpoint: 9 am in front of the International Diving Center.

 

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Date: 
May. 31/13
Location: 
Jumeirah Open Beach (near Police Station) Dubai
United Arab Emirates
25° 13' 42.2112" N, 55° 15' 26.37" E

Let's all do our part and clean up the beach we have all grown to love! Join us as we Dive Against Debris at Jumeirah Beach. All are welcome!

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Date: 
Jun. 01/13
Location: 
Pulau Perhentian Besar
Teluk Dalam
TR
Malaysia
5° 53' 39.7788" N, 102° 45' 3.6252" E
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Date: 
May. 12/13
Location: 
Mourners Point
Sandycove Avenue
Dublin
Ireland
53° 17' 16.71" N, 6° 6' 43.1352" W

Our aim is to encourage the protection of coastal areas and raise awareness of Irish marine life.

We have organised an underwater and shoreline cleanup of Mourners Point, around the corner from Sandycove and the 40 Foot.

All scuba divers, snorkellers and non divers are very welcome.

The cleanup will last about an hour. 

We have protective gloves, mesh bags and plastics bags to give to people.

We will have a big BBQ after so dont forget to bring some food!

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