Divers fight Senegal’s plastic tide

When the sight of plastic bags, bottles and other debris littering the seabed becomes too much, there’s just one thing to do: don your diving suit, strap on an air tank and fish out the stuff yourself.

That is the solution adopted by Oceanium, an association of amateur divers in the West African state of Senegal.

In a few hours last month, divers removed hundreds of kilos (pounds) of plastic rubbish in the waters around the island of Goree off the capital Dakar—a former hub in the African slave trade and today the jewel in Senegal’s tourism crown.

Read more https://phys.org/news/2019-10-divers-senegal-plastic-tide.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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