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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Old Club Reef

14 November, 2014

Team Leader
Mohammad
Number of Participants
51
Total Debris Collected
150 kgs (estimated)

24.868819, 51.531077

Survey Information

Location Name
Old Club Reef
Organization/Dive Centre
Qatar Scuba Center
City
Mesaieed
Country
Qatar
Date
14 November, 2014
Survey Duration
49 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 24.868819
Longitude: 51.531077
Weather Conditions
Calm, slight winds
Survey Depth Range
4–15 meters
Area Surveyed
6614 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) 408
Bags: Trash (plastic) 9
Bait Containers, Packaging 2
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 92
Caps & Lids (plastic) 56
Cigarette Lighters 2
Containers: Fast Food, Lunch Boxes & Similar 3
Cotton Bud Sticks 8
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons (plastic) 4
Fishing: Line 43
Fishing: Lures, Rods/poles 5
Fishing: Nets & Pieces Of Nets 2
Foam Insulation & Packaging 3
Food Wrappers (plastic) 2
Gloves (latex) 1
Straws, Stirrers 4
Plastic Fragments 18
Cigarette Filters 126
Strapping Bands (plastic) 1
Rope (plastic/nylon) 6
glass materials collected
Cups & Plates-tableware/dishes (glass & Ceramic) 1
Fluorescent Light Tubes 2
Glass & Ceramic Fragments 9
Beverage Bottles (glass) 12
metal materials collected
Batteries: AA, AAA, C & D, 6V, 9V, Etc. 1
Beverage Cans (aluminium) 9
Cans: Food/juice, Other (tin) 1
Caps & Lids (metal) 4
Forks, Knives, Spoons (cutlery) 1
Pull Tabs-beverages 27
SCUBA Weights 2
Wrappers (foil/metal) 4
Metal Fragments 6
Fishing: Sinkers, Lures, Hooks 16
rubber materials collected
Rubber Bands 1
wood materials collected
Wood Fragments 5
cloth materials collected
Bags (burlap) 1
Cloth Fragments 9
paper materials collected
Bags (paper) 2
Cardboard: Packaging & Cartons 7
Paper-books, Newspaper & Magazines, Etc. 1
Paper, Cardboard Fragments 34
mixed materials collected
Clothing 1
Shoes-flip Flops, Sandals, Tennis, Etc 1
Toys 1
other materials collected
BBQ stand 1
Broken tent frame peices 6
Chicken bones 39
Tissue fragments (kleenex) 161

This beach is common with picnickers and campers who often leave their trash behind despite there being garbage bins at the location.

The bbq stand was strange, since being a metal item it is difficult for it to get washed or blown into the water.

plastic bags

plastic bottles

tissue fragments

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