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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Trellis Bay, Tortola, BVI

31 July, 2014

Team Leader
Mickael Taillier
Number of Participants
11
Total Debris Collected
18 lbs (estimated)

Survey Information

Location Name
Trellis Bay, Tortola, BVI
Organization/Dive Centre
Sail Caribbean Divers
City
Road Town
Country
British Virgin Islands
Date
31 July, 2014
Survey Duration
120 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 18.4484
Longitude: -64.531605
Weather Conditions
Survey Depth Range
10–25 feet
Area Surveyed
237175 ft2
Dominant Substrate
seagrass
Ecosystem
seagrass
Wave Conditions
Calm (glassy to rippled) for waves 0 – 0.1 meter high
plastic materials collected
Beverage Bottles: 2 Litres Or More (plastic) 1
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 4
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons (plastic) 6
Pipes (plastic-PVC) 5
SCUBA & Snorkel Gear-masks, Snorkels, Fins 2
Plastic Fragments 7
glass materials collected
Light Globes/bulbs/tubes 1
Glass & Ceramic Fragments 3
Beverage Bottles (glass) 44
metal materials collected
Batteries: AA, AAA, C & D, 6V, 9V, Etc. 3
Beverage Cans (aluminium) 35
Forks, Knives, Spoons (cutlery) 4
Metal Fragments 4
cloth materials collected
Towels/rags 1
Cloth Fragments 1
mixed materials collected
Clothing 3
Shoes-flip Flops, Sandals, Tennis, Etc 1

Debris collected in a busy moorings field with few bars around, which explain the amount of cans and beverage bottles.

beverage bottles (glass)

beverage cans (aluminium)

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