To celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th, 2018, Healthy Seas collaborated with Cousteau Divers and Pierre-Yves Cousteau on a very exciting mission in Santorini, Greece. The Healthy Seas team of expert volunteer divers from Ghost Fishing, supported by Atlantis Dive Center in Oia, recovered a huge ghost net measuring approximately 150 meters. What was even more special about this mission is that it was broadcasted live for educational purposes all over the world! The mission was exclusively sponsored by Italian fabric manufacturer, Carvico.
After the nets were removed from the seabed, they were securely placed into large bags and will be transported for regeneration. They will travel to a cleaning facility and eventually be delivered to Aquafil who will transform and regenerate them into ECONYL® yarn to then be used by Carvico for the production of fabrics for swimwear. And who knows, maybe this time next year you might be wearing one of these swimsuits and vacationing in Santorini!
Facebook Give Away!
The #SaveYourBreath event in Santorini was a unique experience not only because we removed a huge ghost net from the seabed but because we did it while supporting the creation of a much needed marine protected area! Have you dived lately in a marine protected area? Tell us your story! First 10 to upload your own underwater photo using hashtag #SaveYourBreath and short description, including location and date, will be contacted through Facebook to receive the limited edition t-shirt our team wore on World Oceans Day! To be eligible to receive the limited edition t-shirt:
- Users should upload their own underwater photos from a marine protected area on their Facebook profile
- Make sure ‘who should see this’ is set to public
- Use the text section to tell us your story in brief
- Tag Healthy Seas page and use hashtag #SaveYourBreath
- Ten first to submit your photos as above will be contacted via Facebook to receive the limited edition t-shirt.
Good luck! (This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.)