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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

ADS142 - Sabang Bay Puerto Galera

26 June, 2016

Team Leader
Sabine Henkel
Number of Participants
Total Debris Collected
32.6 kgs (measured)

13.521685, 120.975398

Survey Information

Location Name
ADS142 - Sabang Bay Puerto Galera
Organization/Dive Centre
Asia Divers
Puerto Galera
26 June, 2016
Survey Duration
50 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 13.521685
Longitude: 120.975398
Weather Conditions
Mostly sunny or cloudy, some thunderstorms at night
Survey Depth Range
3.5–18 meters
Area Surveyed
2000 m2
Dominant Substrate
Wave Conditions
Smooth (wavelets) for waves 0.1 - 0.5 meter high
plastic materials collected
Bags-grocery/retail (plastic) 2
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 2
Caps & Lids (plastic) 3
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons (plastic) 1
Fishing: Line 42
Food Wrappers (plastic) 17
Pipes (plastic-PVC) 13
Plastic Fragments 16
Cigarette Filters 11
glass materials collected
Cups & Plates-tableware/dishes (glass & Ceramic) 1
Glass & Ceramic Fragments 12
Beverage Bottles (glass) 5
metal materials collected
Beverage Cans (aluminium) 3
Cans: Food/juice, Other (tin) 2
Wire, Wire Mesh & Barbed Wire 1
Metal Fragments 4
rubber materials collected
Tires/tyres 1
Rubber Fragments 6
wood materials collected
Wood Fragments 8
cloth materials collected
Towels/rags 2
Cloth Fragments 8
paper materials collected
Cardboard: Packaging & Cartons 5
other materials collected
black bra 1
duct tape pieces 2
plastic propellor with 2 blades 1
pack of cut mango 1

Black Bra

fishing line

plastic fragments of all sizes

food wrappers

Please add more pictures- will send separately. Sabang Bay has just been declared government protected area - so data should go faster to policy development.

We saw amongst others a large green turtle, a flathead, a green frogfish, lots of sea stars, flounders, juvenile crocodile fish, baby scorpionfish, batfishes, lots of reef fishes...

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