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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Old Club Reef

11 November, 2014

Team Leader
Mohammad
Number of Participants
2
Total Debris Collected
12 kgs (estimated)

24.868819, 51.531077

Survey Information

Location Name
Old Club Reef
Organization/Dive Centre
Qatar Scuba Center
City
Mesaieed
Country
Qatar
Date
11 November, 2014
Survey Duration
53 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 24.868819
Longitude: 51.531077
Weather Conditions
Windy, hazy, blowing sand
Survey Depth Range
7–14 meters
Area Surveyed
655 m2
Dominant Substrate
sand
Ecosystem
Soft slope, artificial reef
Wave Conditions
Calm (glassy to rippled) for waves 0 – 0.1 meter high
plastic materials collected
Bags-grocery/retail (plastic) 7
Bags: Trash (plastic) 1
Bait Containers, Packaging 1
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 4
Caps & Lids (plastic) 2
Cigar Tips 23
Fishing: Line 2
Plastic Fragments 3
glass materials collected
Glass & Ceramic Fragments 1
metal materials collected
Pull Tabs-beverages 2
SCUBA Weights 1
Fishing: Sinkers, Lures, Hooks 5
wood materials collected
Wood Fragments 1
paper materials collected
Cardboard: Packaging & Cartons 1
other materials collected
16 meters burlap cloth 1

I found a long piece of burlap cloth that was partly buried in the sand. Nothing was entangled in it fortunately.

The burlap cloth, since it isn't very common in Qatar

plastic bags, since we always have wind, they are easily blown into the sea

cigarette ends, smokers here just toss their cigarette ends on the ground when finished smoking

plastic bottles, again, people throw these out from their cars when at the beach

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