More than six million tonnes of marine litter is estimated to enter the ocean each year. But scuba divers globally have a zoom focus on battling the ocean’s silent killer from beneath the surface – especially during September’s Debris Month of Action.
Grab a couple students, a dive buddy of your own, or better yet - organize a group event. Either way, just take the following steps to take action this September:
Step 1: Grab the tools and materials to help make your Dive Against Debris survey a success.
Step 2: Rally the troops. Create a profile and add your marine debris action or event on the Action Zone Map for all to see.
Step 3: Report your data online to help drive long-term change locally and globally.
Pervasive debris kills wildlife, destroys habitats, and threatens our health and economy. Found in even the most remote ocean places, once underwater, debris can remain for generations.
Together, we can stop marine debris by taking local action and supporting policy change. By submitting your underwater data on an ongoing basis, we’re one step close to prevention.
Thank you for joining us in the fight against the ocean’s silent killer!