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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Little Pond, Morton Park, Plymouth MA

17 September, 2016

Team Leader
John Hoagland
Number of Participants
11
Total Debris Collected
40 lbs (estimated)

41.9584457, -70.66726210000002

Survey Information

Location Name
Little Pond, Morton Park, Plymouth MA
Organization/Dive Centre
John Hoagland / Divers Market
City
Plymouth
Country
United States
Date
17 September, 2016
Survey Duration
90 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 41.9584457
Longitude: -70.66726210000002
Weather Conditions
Mostly Sunny with little rain
Survey Depth Range
10–30 feet
Area Surveyed
39600 ft2
Dominant Substrate
silt
Ecosystem
Pond
Wave Conditions
Smooth (wavelets) for waves 0.1 - 0.5 meter high
plastic materials collected
Bags-grocery/retail (plastic) 1
Beverage Bottles: 2 Litres Or More (plastic) 16
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 13
Caps & Lids (plastic) 11
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons (plastic) 33
Fishing: Lures, Rods/poles 19
Food Wrappers (plastic) 22
Furnishings (plastic) 11
SCUBA & Snorkel Gear-masks, Snorkels, Fins 1
Plastic Fragments 53
glass materials collected
Jars-food (glass) 6
Glass & Ceramic Fragments 11
Beverage Bottles (glass) 12
metal materials collected
Beverage Cans (aluminium) 15
Cans: Food/juice, Other (tin) 6
Caps & Lids (metal) 11
Forks, Knives, Spoons (cutlery) 3
Pull Tabs-beverages 1
Wire, Wire Mesh & Barbed Wire 1
Metal Fragments 4
rubber materials collected
Rubber Bands 12
Rubber Fragments 3
cloth materials collected
Cloth Fragments 4
mixed materials collected
Shoes-flip Flops, Sandals, Tennis, Etc 1
Toys 4

This pond is part of a public park with swimming, fishing and boating during the year.

An intact fishing rod and reel down at 25 feet!! Probably dropped from a fishing boat.

Plastic Cups

Plastic Lids

Fishing line


This is my 17th year of coordinating underwater cleanups and we are still have fun doing them!!!

Over the past 3 or 4 years I have noticed a positive increase in the frequency of schools of small fish that we see here!!

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