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Dive & Ski HQ

Survey Team

Team Leader
Claire Murphy
Number of Participants
25

About This Survey

Survey Date
3 May, 2014
Organisation/Dive Centre
Dive & Ski HQ
Location Name
Evans Bay
City
Wellington
Country
New Zealand
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: -41.316387, Longitude: 174.807139
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Survey Information

Survey Duration
35 Minutes
Survey Depth Range
2 — 8 meters
Area Surveyed
200 m2
Dominant Substrate
silt
Ecosystem
mostly silt with a few mussels, urchins and crabs. Not a lot of weed
Wave Conditions
Slight (0.5 -1.25 meter high)
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Total Debris Collected

Reliability of Total Weight
estimated
Total Weight
10 kilograms
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Plastic Materials Collected

bags-grocery/retail (plastic)
15
bait containers, packaging
3
balloons
1
beverage: bottles-2 liters or less
9
beverage: bottles-2 liters or more
1
caps & lids (plastic)
5
containers: fast food, lunch boxes & similar
2
cups, plates, forks, knives, spoons (plastic)
3
fishing: line
1
food wrappers (plastic)
11
gloves (latex)
1
rope (plastic/nylon)
1
SCUBA & snorkel gear-masks, snorkels, fins
1
strapping bands (plastic)
2
straws, stirrers
7
plastic fragments
35
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Glass & Ceramic Materials Collected

beverage bottles (glass)
5
jars-food (glass)
1
glass fragments
2
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Metal Materials Collected

beverage cans (aluminium)
45
cans: food/juice, other (tin)
1
wrappers (foil/metal)
3
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Wood Materials Collected

wood fragments
3
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Cloth Materials Collected

cloth fragments
9
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Paper/Cardboard Materials Collected

cardboard, cartons & fragments
15
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Mixed Materials Collected

clothing
1
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Other Materials Collected

Wallet
1
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Entangled Animals

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Additional Information

What were the most problematic debris items in your location?
plastic bags - littering
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