Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches

by Ocean Defenders Alliance
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up Tons of Debris from the Ocean & Beaches
Oct 14, 2022

Your ocean-cleaning partners have a lot to do...

Your So Cal crew pulled these massive killer traps
Your So Cal crew pulled these massive killer traps

You've heard the saying "out of sight, out of mind," right?

Well, that's the problem with ocean debris, but it IS there! You know it and I know it, but not a lot of people are aware of the magnitude of the problem.

Science.org just posted an article about a study on "ghost gear" that was recently released. The article stated that, "Abandoned traps, aimlessly drifting nets, and other lost fishing equipment can haunt the ocean for years, ensnarling and killing whales, turtles, and other marine creatures."

Even though we're thinking about and working on this issue every day, the numbers are still astounding. Following are stats on just four of the types of lost debris they studied -- types we remove regularly:

  • 25,000,000 crab and lobster traps
  • 2962.91 km2 of gillnets
  • 13 billion hooks
  • 16 million kilometers of fishing line

Knowing this spurs us on to even more action! And in order to do that, we need you by our side, so thank you for being there.

You'll be happy to know your ocean cleanup crews have been very busy -- here are links to stories about a few of our recent hauls:

Going forward, we have at last seven cleanups in the next six weeks, so your marine debris-removal crews will be hard at work on your behalf!

Your partnership in this vital effort is great appreciated. Our clients "the salty ones" thank you for helping defend them!

Look what your Big Island team did together!
Look what your Big Island team did together!
Deadly lead & line removed from coral by Oahu crew
Deadly lead & line removed from coral by Oahu crew
Maui Crew: removing a lot of recreational line too
Maui Crew: removing a lot of recreational line too
One of the "salty ones" says THANKS!
One of the "salty ones" says THANKS!
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