Intravenous drip among rubbish removed from Marsalforn Bay seabed
An intravenous drip and a car seat were among 200 kilos of debris removed from Marsalforn Bay today by the Bubbles Dive Centre team, customers and fellow divers.
The ‘Dive Against Debris’ is held annually in Marsalforn Bay, focusing on removing discarded rope. The event, which is part of the international AWARE campaign, which involves divers not only in removing underwater debris but also the identification and documentation of everything collected underwater in a larger effort to prevent marine debris.
“Not only did we bring up a vast amount of discarded rope, but also a car seat, cans, plastics, metal pipes, clothes and even part of an intravenous drip which is very dangerous and hazardous waste,” said David Hayler-Montague, director of Diving at Bubbles Dive Centre.
All the rubbish that was removed from the bay will either be recycled or disposed of to make sure it no longer causes damage to the marine environment.
For additional information in Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris program and to join the global movement for ocean protection visit www.projectaware.org.