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Aug 03 2017

Removing Monofilament Fishing Line Makes Oahu Water Safer

By Founder and President Kurt Lieber

On Sunday, July 23rd, a boat-load of ODA volunteers boarded one of the dive boats owned by Island Divers Hawai'i. They took off from Hawai'i Kai Harbor, on the south side of Oahu, and headed a short distance away to a site called China Wall.

ODA HI Crew with day's catch

The dive was coordinated by Island Divers’ Mary Christensen and her husband John. They did one dive at the site, and gently removed hundreds of feet of monofilament fishing line from the corals and rocks that provide habitat and refuge for turtles, fish, crabs, eels and other marine life.

Catch o' the day - monofilament fishing line

Thanks go out to all who volunteered to jump in and continue our efforts to clean up this area, which is mostly in 35 feet of water.

We will be going out again to this site on August 26th. Hope to sea you there!

If you are a diver living on Oahu, you can sign up for the dive here.

 
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