debris clean ups
Unfortunately, we have a global trash issue. Trash appears on our beaches and in our oceans. Besides looking unpleasant, it can also cause incredible damage to coral reef ecosystems. Each week, volunteers and staff get together and help clean the beach and record the data on “Clean Swell”. We also conduct Dive Against Debris dives and record the data with Project Aware. Collected data helps to push awareness and holds the key to help governments introduce ways of limiting trash, like banning single use plastics.
* 100,000 marine animals are killed by plastic marine debris every year.
* Plastic is the most commonly found trash.
* Estimated by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
* 1 million sea birds die every year due to ingestion of debris.
* For every square mile of ocean there are more than 45,000 pieces of plastic floating on it.
Join an eco internship to get involved with our beach and dive site clean ups. Train to be a specialist in Project Aware Dive Against Debris, or simply volunteer on our clean up days!