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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Morton Park Little Pond

27 April, 2014

Team Leader
John D Hoagland
Number of Participants
9
Total Debris Collected
105 lbs (estimated)

41.943213, -70.683289

Survey Information

Location Name
Morton Park Little Pond
Organization/Dive Centre
New England Cold Water divers Club / Divers Market
City
Plymouth
Country
United States
Date
27 April, 2014
Survey Duration
120 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 41.943213
Longitude: -70.683289
Weather Conditions
Raniy the day before the survey.
Survey Depth Range
5–30 feet
Area Surveyed
26400 ft2
Dominant Substrate
silt
Ecosystem
Pond
Wave Conditions
Calm (glassy to rippled) for waves 0 – 0.1 meter high
plastic materials collected
Bags-grocery/retail (plastic) 21
Bait Containers, Packaging 4
Balloons 6
Balls 6
Beverage Bottles: 2 Litres Or More (plastic) 4
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 32
Caps & Lids (plastic) 74
Cigarette Lighters 1
Containers: Fast Food, Lunch Boxes & Similar 4
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons (plastic) 46
Fishing: Line 1
Fishing: Lures, Rods/poles 11
Foam Insulation & Packaging 2
Food Wrappers (plastic) 27
Mesh Bags: Fruit/vegetable/shellfish 1
Pipes (plastic-PVC) 1
SCUBA & Snorkel Gear-masks, Snorkels, Fins 1
Straws, Stirrers 20
Syringes (plastic) 1
Tampon Applicators 1
Tobacco Packaging & Wrappers 1
Toothbrushes 2
Plastic Fragments 25
Cigarette Filters 100
Strapping Bands (plastic) 2
Rope (plastic/nylon) 1
glass materials collected
Cups & Plates-tableware/dishes (glass & Ceramic) 7
Glass & Ceramic Fragments 3
Beverage Bottles (glass) 42
metal materials collected
Beverage Cans (aluminium) 21
Cans: Food/juice, Other (tin) 7
Caps & Lids (metal) 64
Cups & Plates-tableware/dishes (metal) 1
Forks, Knives, Spoons (cutlery) 1
Pull Tabs-beverages 30
SCUBA Weights 1
Fishing: Sinkers, Lures, Hooks 6
rubber materials collected
Condoms 1
Rubber Fragments 2
mixed materials collected
Shoes-flip Flops, Sandals, Tennis, Etc 2
Tampons 1
Toys 2
other materials collected
Tire Sidewall 1

This pond has four public beachs around the shoreline and is also used all year round by fishermen.

cigatertte filters

Plastic Lids

Plastic bottles


Fifteen Years of Underwater Cleanups for the New England Cold Water Divers Club! We had another successful underwater cleanup on Sunday April 26th. We were rained out on Saturday but nine volunteers cleaned up different parts of Little Pond in Morton Park, Plymouth MA on Sunday where we have conducted underwater cleanups at for many years. Each year the pond looks better and this year we all saw more groups of small fish and more Turtles in different areas of the pond. Many Thanks to all of our volunteers that made a differece this weekend!

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