& marine debris data submitted to PADI Project Aware and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection!
What a magical day! Thank you so much for coming out for a successful scuba cleanup as part of the Florida DEP’s 12th Annual Southeast Florida Reef Cleanup with Rescue a Reef and Deco Divers! We collected 110 lbs of marine debris, including heavy items such as a plastic pipe and a metal fence fragment that took a lot of teamwork to swim to the boat!
You can view our data from dive one here and dive two here. You can also view all of the local marine incidents reported to the FDEP’s Southeast Florida Action Network and submit future incidents on this page, including Bleachwatch reports to detect and monitor coral bleaching and disease.
We were very lucky to have our hometown hero and Channel 10’s Louis Aguirre onboard to capture the story. It’s critical that we see the connection between our actions on land, our single-use disposable lifestyle, and the degradation of our reefs. We also had junior divers onboard who will help pave the way toward a more sustainable Miami!
Check out the event photo gallery below! Thank you @ocean_gal_photos for capturing most shots!