Big surprises and small surprises
After the dive, we gathered all the debris in the dive shop to be classified and tallied. We sort all the debris and report the data in the Project Aware Database. From nine completed surveys, 205 items have been removed from Meno Slope with estimated 18 kg of weight. Guess what is the most precious debris so far? A dive computer! It might not come as a surprise that 85% of the debris we’ve collected so far is plastic, including food wrapper, plastic bottles, laundry liquid wrapper, diapers, and plastic fragments.
By doing a dive against debris every week at Meno Slope we hope to maintain the beauty of this magical dive site. Would you like to join next Friday? Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in joining our research team? We still have a few spots available! You can apply directly through our website.