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Trellis Bay, Tortola, BVI

Survey Team

Team Leader
Mickael Taillier
Number of Participants
11

About This Survey

Survey Date
31 July, 2014
Organisation/Dive Centre
Sail Caribbean Divers
Location Name
Trellis Bay
City
Road Town
Country
British Virgin Islands
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 18.448400, Longitude: -64.531605
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Survey Information

Survey Duration
120 Minutes
Survey Depth Range
10 — 25 feet
Area Surveyed
237175 ft2
Dominant Substrate
seagrass
Ecosystem
seagrass
Wave Conditions
Calm (0 – 0.1 meter high)
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Total Debris Collected

Reliability of Total Weight
estimated
Total Weight
18 pounds
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Plastic Materials Collected

beverage: bottles-2 liters or less
4
beverage: bottles-2 liters or more
1
cups, plates, forks, knives, spoons (plastic)
6
pipes (plastic-PVC)
5
SCUBA & snorkel gear-masks, snorkels, fins
2
plastic fragments
7
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Glass & Ceramic Materials Collected

beverage bottles (glass)
44
light globes/bulbs/tubes
1
glass fragments
3
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Metal Materials Collected

batteries: AA, AAA, C & D, 6V, 9V, etc.
3
beverage cans (aluminium)
35
forks, knives, spoons (cutlery)
4
metal fragments
4
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Cloth Materials Collected

towels/rags
1
cloth fragments
1
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Mixed Materials Collected

clothing
3
shoes-flip flops, sandals, tennis, etc
1
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Other Materials Collected

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Entangled Animals

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Additional Information

Was there any event that could have contributed to the documented debris?
Debris collected in a busy moorings field with few bars around, which explain the amount of cans and beverage bottles.
What were the most problematic debris items in your location?
beverage bottles (glass)
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