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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Little Pond, Morton Park, Plymouth MA

21 September, 2013

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

41.943977, -70.683995

Survey Information

Location Name
Little Pond, Morton Park, Plymouth MA
Organization/Dive Centre
New England Cold Water Divers Club
United States
21 September, 2013
Survey Duration
120 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 41.943977
Longitude: -70.683995
Weather Conditions
Mostly Sunny
Survey Depth Range
10–30 feet
Area Surveyed
79200 ft2
Dominant Substrate
Wave Conditions
Calm (glassy to rippled) for waves 0 – 0.1 meter high
plastic materials collected
Bags-grocery/retail (plastic) 6
Bags: Trash (plastic) 10
Bait Containers, Packaging 7
Balls 9
Beverage Bottles: 2 Litres Or More (plastic) 6
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 22
Bottles: Bleach/cleaner Bottles 1
Buckets, Drums & Jerrycans-2 Liters Or More 2
Caps & Lids (plastic) 18
Containers: Fast Food, Lunch Boxes & Similar 5
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons (plastic) 32
Diapers/nappies 2
Fishing: Line 1
Fishing: Lures, Rods/poles 29
Food Wrappers (plastic) 25
Mesh Bags: Fruit/vegetable/shellfish 1
Six-pack Rings, Ring Carriers 1
Straws, Stirrers 38
Syringes (plastic) 1
Tobacco Packaging & Wrappers 1
Plastic Fragments 2
Cigarette Filters 1
Strapping Bands (plastic) 23
Rope (plastic/nylon) 1
glass materials collected
Cups & Plates-tableware/dishes (glass & Ceramic) 8
Jars-food (glass) 3
Glass & Ceramic Fragments 1
Beverage Bottles (glass) 14
metal materials collected
Cans: Food/juice, Other (tin) 4
Caps & Lids (metal) 3
SCUBA Weights 1
Fishing: Sinkers, Lures, Hooks 7
rubber materials collected
Tires/tyres 2
Rubber Fragments 1
cloth materials collected
Rope And String (cloth) 1
Towels/rags 5
Cloth Fragments 2
paper materials collected
Paper-books, Newspaper & Magazines, Etc. 2
mixed materials collected
Bricks, Cinderblocks & Chunks Of Cement 6
Clothing 4
Toys 6
other materials collected
Mushroom Anchor 1

1. There are public beaches used all year round at this beach. 2. Fishermen fish around this pond all year round. 3. Summer holiday weekend celebrations added to the debris.

Plastic cups

Plastic bottles

Glass bottles

Fourteen Years of Underwater Cleanups for the New England Cold Water Divers Club! We had another successful underwater cleanup on Saturday the 21st.. Eleven divers cleaned up different parts of Little Pond in Morton Park, Plymouth MA that we have conducted underwater cleanups at for many years. Each year the pond looks better and this year we were happy to see groups of small fish in the pond that we haven't seen before!

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