Social media backlash prompts reef cleanup

by | Jan 15, 2013 | Advanced Aquarist, Corals, Invertebrates | 0 comments

The underwater trash pile was discovered by Michael McCue, curator of the Tumor Underwater World Aquarium, while diving on a reef just off the coast of Agat, Guam. When he found the trash pile, he recorded the extent of the trash strewn about the reef site and subsequently uploaded the video to Youtube.

Shortly after uploading, the video went viral and in the end a group of divers including the Guam EPA, Underwater World staff, and the Micronesian Divers Association cleaned up the mess.  The military also got involved, helping fill three trucks full of the hauled-up trash, which were then recycled.

(via Radio Australia)


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