Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 3: Surveying and Removing Debris in RMTP

Last Wednesday, January 25th, 2012, Captain Pauco Font and I took some more volunteers out on his vessel, "Mi Familia," to survey and remove tires from reef habitat in Rincon. In the morning we had 4 volunteers and in the afternoon we had 2. The morning crew was James Sethward, Ky Plamondon, Brian Hawes, and Ariana Piñero; the afternoon crew consisted of Rina Hauptfeld and Terry Norman. We removed a total of 10 tires, a metal rod, plastic, and clothing off of the reef.

The figure above depicts all the debris that was discovered on Wednesday's outing.  We only removed 10 tires of the 25 we found.  We also found some fiberglass boat debris, an old anchor, cable, and chain.  This will all be removed in future outings.

The figure above represents our boat survey tracks this past Wednesday (1.25.12). 

Contact Wessley Merten at 787-436-8300 or for more information on helping out in this coral reef restoration and marine debris removal effort.

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