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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

ADS142 - Sabang Bay Puerto Galera

26 June, 2016

Team Leader
Sabine Henkel
Number of Participants
14
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
City
Puerto Galera
Country
Philippines
Date
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
sand
Ecosystem
seagrass
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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