633 Divers Just Set the World Record for Largest Ocean Cleanup After Collecting 1,600 Pounds of Trash
It took the group of divers only two hours to collect all of the trash and fishing line from the ocean floor of the Florida beach shoreline.
A massive group of eco-friendly scuba divers have just set the Guinness World Record for the largest underwater cleanup.
Over 633 divers donned their wetsuits and masks last week at the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier in Florida so they could pick up all the fishing gear and plastic waste from the ocean floor.
Though the total amount of recovered garbage is still being calculated with experts expecting the number to grow, officials say that the cleanup resulted in at least 1,626 pounds of trash and 60 pounds of fishing line being recovered from the ocean floor – and city officials say that they will be recycling and disposing of all of the collected ocean waste accordingly.