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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Mango Bay

1 March, 2016

Team Leader
Josh Stephenson
Number of Participants
Total Debris Collected
3.5 kgs (measured)

10.122723, 99.836315

Survey Information

Location Name
Mango Bay
Organization/Dive Centre
Master Divers
Koh Tao
1 March, 2016
Survey Duration
41 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 10.122723
Longitude: 99.836315
Weather Conditions
Calm, windy
Survey Depth Range
5–12 meters
Area Surveyed
300 m2
Dominant Substrate
coral reef
Wave Conditions
Calm (glassy to rippled) for waves 0 – 0.1 meter high
plastic materials collected
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 3
Caps & Lids (plastic) 2
Containers: Fast Food, Lunch Boxes & Similar 1
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons (plastic) 1
Fishing: Line 5
Fishing: Nets & Pieces Of Nets 50
Food Wrappers (plastic) 5
Pipes (plastic-PVC) 1
Sheeting: Tarpaulin, Plastic Sheets, Palette Wrap 2
Plastic Fragments 15
Rope (plastic/nylon) 6
metal materials collected
Beverage Cans (aluminium) 3
Wrappers (foil/metal) 2
rubber materials collected
Rubber Bands 1
wood materials collected
Lumber (processed Or Cut/milled Wood) 2
Wood Fragments 1
cloth materials collected
Towels/rags 2
paper materials collected
Paper, Cardboard Fragments 1
other materials collected
Pen 1

Noticeably more debris at this dive site since the local resorts surrounding the bay have become busier during the high season.

Netting, wrapping and entangling coral

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