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Cleaning Up Our Oceans - Monitoring and managing marine debris with the Reef Check volunteer program

Website/Report

Project lead

Partnerships

Tangaroa Blue

Healthy Waterways

Turtles in Trouble and Wild Mob

Sea Turtle Foundation

Great Sandy Marine Park

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Everyone’s Environment Grants - Round 1

Funding amount

$39,475

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

8 April 2013

End date

(not documented)

Summary

The project aims to engage trained SCUBA volunteers to undertake 22 reef health monitoring surveys. Four collaborative underwater and coastal clean-ups will also be conducted with all data supplied to Tangaroa Blue.

Benefits

The project fills gaps in community knowledge and action on marine monitoring and clean-ups. While coastal clean-ups can demonstrate rubbish that is being left or washed up on beaches, trained volunteer divers are able to monitor and remove debris under the water that is often ‘out of sight, out of mind’ and help gauge communities to address the issue on land.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

120172

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Cleaning Up Our Oceans - Monitoring and managing marine debris with the Reef Check volunteer program, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/cleaning-up-our-oceans-monitoring-and-managing-marine-debris-with-the-reef-check-ab8f/>.

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