Safety guidelines: Always use the buddy system when in the ocean. Freedivers and SCUBA divers are required to have a dive float/flag. Wear gloves to protect yourself from sharp items. Please remember that harming any creatures during the process of removing trash is not permitted! Don't do more harm than good: please use caution and judgement if something has been overgrown by live coral (for example). Be patient when removing line around coral heads since pulling can harm coral polyps and invertebrates you might not see.
Entering the information in these sections is quick, and we'd be happy to send you a data sheet to fill out while you're sorting through the items during your next cleanup to make entering it even easier. If you'd rather send us photos of what you removed instead, feel free: HIhawksbills@gmail.com
Here's an overview of the 7 sections:Section 1: IntroductionSection 2: Cleanup InformationSection 3: Fishing Gear DataSection 4: Other Trash DataSection 5: Total Weight of Your Cleanup ItemsSection 6: Impacts & Hotline NumbersSection 7: Let's Stay Connected!