Divers Set World Record For Cleaning Rubbish From Ocean Floor

More than 600 divers set world record cleaning up debris from the ocean floor

A group of 633 divers in Florida set the world record for largest subaquatic cleanup on of an area of seabed, beating the previous record set in 2015 by a group of 614 divers in the Red Sea.

There was an Guinness World Record member which counted the enterece of the 633 divers into the ocean for more than 15 minutes.

Michael Empric actually stood there and clicked off everyone as they got in the water.

Different type of waste was pulled out during the ocean floor clean up, and people came from far away. Dahlia Bolin a 13 year old from Illinois participated in this world setting event and she described her experience after managing to pull out a sign that read “Boats Must Not Come Within 100 Yards of Pier.” She describes the section as having a large amount of fishing weights.

According to the people present there was a total amount of 725 kg or 1600 pounds of fishing weight that was recovered, and that is only some part of the debris that was found in the water.

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There is a garbage patch in the pacific ocean that is twice the size of Texas. There is a long way to go to clean up the Ocean waters hopefully this world record effort could become a trend that is followed in other places in the world.

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