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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Little Pond, Morton Park, Ply MA

4 June, 2016

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

41.942873, -70.682883

Survey Information

Location Name
Little Pond, Morton Park, Ply MA
Organization/Dive Centre
Divers Market
United States
4 June, 2016
Survey Duration
65 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 41.942873
Longitude: -70.682883
Weather Conditions
Partly Sunny
Survey Depth Range
4–31 feet
Area Surveyed
26400 ft2
Dominant Substrate
Wave Conditions
Calm (glassy to rippled) for waves 0 – 0.1 meter high
plastic materials collected
Bags-grocery/retail (plastic) 1
Bags: Trash (plastic) 8
Bait Containers, Packaging 3
Balloons 1
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 20
Buoys & Floats (plastic & Foamed) 1
Caps & Lids (plastic) 28
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons (plastic) 26
Fishing: Line 7
Fishing: Lures, Rods/poles 12
Foam Insulation & Packaging 1
Food Wrappers (plastic) 22
Furnishings (plastic) 29
Gloves (latex) 1
Pipes (plastic-PVC) 3
Straws, Stirrers 4
Tampon Applicators 2
Tobacco Packaging & Wrappers 6
Plastic Fragments 28
Cigarette Filters 17
Strapping Bands (plastic) 3
Rope (plastic/nylon) 4
glass materials collected
Jars-food (glass) 2
Glass & Ceramic Fragments 7
Beverage Bottles (glass) 5
metal materials collected
Beverage Cans (aluminium) 4
Caps & Lids (metal) 6
Cars & Car Parts 1
Cups & Plates-tableware/dishes (metal) 1
Forks, Knives, Spoons (cutlery) 2
Wire, Wire Mesh & Barbed Wire 1
Metal Fragments 2
Fishing: Sinkers, Lures, Hooks 3
rubber materials collected
Condoms 1
Gloves (rubber) 1
Rubber Bands 3
cloth materials collected
Rope And String (cloth) 1
Towels/rags 1
Cloth Fragments 2
paper materials collected
Bags (paper) 2
mixed materials collected
Clothing 1
Tampons 1
Toys 4
other materials collected
Rubber Shoe Sole 1
Piece Of Metal Car Hood 1
CD About Scuba Buoyancy Control Device 1

This is a municipal pond used for swimming, fishing and diving.

The piece of a metal hood of a car!!

Plastic lids, bottles and fragments


Cigarette filters

I have found that our 17 years of underwater cleanups in this pond have made a big difference and each year we are finding less and less debris!!

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