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Boa Vista: Turtle Project collects 350 kilos of waste in underwater campaign

Sal Rei, Jun 9 (Inforpress) – The Boa Vista Turtle project collected about 350 kilos of solid waste at sea and on the beaches of the city of Sal Rei, involving 30 people in an underwater cleaning campaign.

During this Tuesday morning, divers and volunteers with the help of boats and kayaks began the underwater cleaning campaign to remove solid waste from Diante beach and Estoril beach that was at the bottom of the sea and on land on these bathing beaches, namely irons, plastic bottles, ropes, nets and tires.

Speaking to journalists, the biologist, Katia D’Assunção, said this activity fits into the celebrations of World Oceans Day, which is marked this year under the them “Oceans: life and livelihoods”, explaining that most of human life and subsistence is at sea, hence the importance of the oceans for the balance of ecosystems in general.

“We were able to remove about three hundred and fifty kilos of solid waste,” said Katia D’Assunção, noting that within two hours of the underwater cleanup campaign the waste was collected with the aid of  a boat and two kayaks. However, the same source is aware that the amount of solid waste at the bottom of the sea is higher, which is why  it plans to carry out more identical activities.



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