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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Trellis Bay, Tortola, BVI

31 July, 2014

Team Leader
Mickael Taillier
Number of Participants
Total Debris Collected
18 lbs (estimated)

18.4484, -64.531605

Survey Information

Location Name
Trellis Bay, Tortola, BVI
Organization/Dive Centre
Sail Caribbean Divers
Road Town
British Virgin Islands
31 July, 2014
Survey Duration
120 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 18.4484
Longitude: -64.531605
Weather Conditions
Survey Depth Range
10–25 feet
Area Surveyed
237175 ft2
Dominant Substrate
Wave Conditions
Calm (glassy to rippled) for waves 0 – 0.1 meter high
plastic materials collected
Beverage Bottles: 2 Litres Or More (plastic) 1
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 4
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons (plastic) 6
Pipes (plastic-PVC) 5
SCUBA & Snorkel Gear-masks, Snorkels, Fins 2
Plastic Fragments 7
glass materials collected
Light Globes/bulbs/tubes 1
Glass & Ceramic Fragments 3
Beverage Bottles (glass) 44
metal materials collected
Batteries: AA, AAA, C & D, 6V, 9V, Etc. 3
Beverage Cans (aluminium) 35
Forks, Knives, Spoons (cutlery) 4
Metal Fragments 4
cloth materials collected
Towels/rags 1
Cloth Fragments 1
mixed materials collected
Clothing 3
Shoes-flip Flops, Sandals, Tennis, Etc 1

Debris collected in a busy moorings field with few bars around, which explain the amount of cans and beverage bottles.

beverage bottles (glass)

beverage cans (aluminium)

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