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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Little Pond, Morton Park

13 June, 2015

Team Leader
John D. Hoagland
Number of Participants
Total Debris Collected
80 lbs (estimated)

41.943137, -70.683207

Survey Information

Location Name
Little Pond, Morton Park
Organization/Dive Centre
New England Cold Water Divers Club / Divers Market
United States
13 June, 2015
Survey Duration
60 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 41.943137
Longitude: -70.683207
Weather Conditions
Sunny and warm
Survey Depth Range
6–35 feet
Area Surveyed
52800 ft2
Dominant Substrate
Fresh Water Pond
Wave Conditions
Calm (glassy to rippled) for waves 0 – 0.1 meter high
plastic materials collected
Bags-grocery/retail (plastic) 4
Bait Containers, Packaging 8
Balloons 1
Balls 1
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 14
Bottles: Oil/lube 1
Caps & Lids (plastic) 22
Cigarette Lighters 1
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons (plastic) 19
Fishing: Line 3
Fishing: Lures, Rods/poles 9
Food Wrappers (plastic) 25
Pipes (plastic-PVC) 1
Straws, Stirrers 4
Plastic Fragments 7
Cigarette Filters 1
Rope (plastic/nylon) 3
glass materials collected
Cups & Plates-tableware/dishes (glass & Ceramic) 1
Jars-food (glass) 1
Beverage Bottles (glass) 19
metal materials collected
Beverage Cans (aluminium) 20
Cans: Food/juice, Other (tin) 4
Caps & Lids (metal) 4
Gas Bottles/cylinder, Drums-more Than 4 Liters 1
SCUBA Weights 1
Wrappers (foil/metal) 3
rubber materials collected
Inner-tubes & Rubber Sheets 1
Tires/tyres 1
wood materials collected
Lumber (processed Or Cut/milled Wood) 4
cloth materials collected
Cloth Fragments 2
paper materials collected
Cardboard: Packaging & Cartons 5
Paper, Cardboard Fragments 5

Little pond is located in a public park with plenty of swimmers and other people fishing. Most of the debris that we find each year is the result of people throwing their trash into the water!

Large sheet metal plate

Plastic cups and tops

Fishing lures and hooks

Beer cans

We had ten divers at the cleanup this time. It is great to see them turn out each time I organize an underwater cleanup!!

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