Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Narc Dive Club Underwater and Land Cleanup 2017..



It's been a while since PDP has had a guest post, the perfect opportunity presented itself when Diver Bill, who prefers catching crayfish to taking photos these days :) took part in the seventh annual Narc Dive Club Underwater and Land Cleanup 2017, this year held on Rottnest Island 18km off the coast of Fremantle. Observed by curious quokkas, over 100 divers and land helpers gathered on the beach to begin the clean-up created by planet earths most dangerous species.. man!


Associated with Sea Shepherd, Narc relies on sponsorship to organise the clean-up, with support coming from the ferry companies, businesses on and associated with Rottnest..


Last weekend's event was cut to one day due to bad weather and the haul of 790 kgs, the smallest weight haul ever, was a 'hats off to the Rottnest Island Authority, surrounding businesses and water users'. Meanwhile check out last year's haul.. 10.3 tonnes, that's right 10.3 tonnes pulled out from Fremantle Harbour, check the link.. you won't believe what was pulled up. Seriously what is wrong with people.. for goodness sake hire a trailer and take your rubbish to the tip! Littering is one of my all time pet hates grrrr! Merci beaucoup Bill for the photos and for participating in such a worthwhile event.. and for the super cute photo of the quokka :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. I can't even imagine just tossing rubbish into the environment like this can you!


19 comments:

  1. Very well worth doing, and very commendable.

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  2. What a great initiative! And I love that first photo.

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  3. Wow, I agree how can people toss rubbish into the sea, or anywhere else it's not meant to go? What a great effort from all those that participated. Cute quokka too :)

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  4. We need more organizations like Narc and Sea Shepherd.

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  5. A very commendable effort from all of the divers. We have something similar with our local river. My son and husband have been working the clean up for years. We have to take care of the planet!

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  6. This is a super event and the photos are wonderful and it's so good to see people giving of their time and energy for the common good!

    Yes, almost every body of water in Florida has alligators at one time or another. They generally won't bother humans if humans don't bother them. They do take after small dogs and cats, etc. I think we have some kind of croc here, but it is different than yours.

    One problem with gators is that sometimes they'll mistake a swimmer's bare leg for a fish and latch onto it. But gators only eat once a month so ... 😅

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  7. What a wonderful thing to do. I can't really imagine tossing so much garbage into the ocean around such beautiful places. What is wrong with people? I love that little furry creature.

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  8. 'Most dangerous species 'Man?'
    What happened to equality?

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  9. What a wonderful event Grace. We have annual beach cleanups here and the amount of waste that is collected is unbelievable. That first photo is so cute! I had never seen or even heard of a quokka before.

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  10. "Seriously what is wrong with people.. for goodness sake hire a trailer and take your rubbish to the tip! Littering is one of my all time pet hates grrrr!"

    ... and mine too!

    Good to see this initiative, and that first photo is just so cute!

    All the best Jan

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  11. I will never understand why people throw their garbage 'behind them' without a care. It's so unresponsible.
    Love the initiative and the photos. They did good work!

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  12. I applaud this initiative. It's great to see people come together like this.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  13. Yes, you would think that everyone should know by now not to throw the rubbish in sea. Mankind can be such a stupid creature. Well done with this initiative to clean up at least that part of the sea.

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  14. What a great job! Good on them!

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  15. Oh, Grace, what a jump from a very cute quokka to all that rubbish, horrible, batteries, really?! Tires and electrical stuff, oil filters, my goodness, some people are much more than just dumb, that´s criminal!

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