A 100-strong team of volunteers helped recover over 100 kgs of waste from the Alicante sea bed during a clean-up sponsored by the Volvo Ocean Race museum.
The divers extracted hundreds of harmful objects from the underwater environment, including soft-drink cans, glass bottles, plastic wrappings, fishing nets, batteries and even mobile phones.
The Museo Volvo Ocean Race dedicates section of its exhibition area to the protection of sea creatures in danger of extinction. Thanks to its Keep the Oceans Clean! campaign, Volvo Ocean Race attracted more than 140,000 people to support the cause and participate in Beach Cleans and art workshops along the 2011-12 route. Working with artists from Skeleton Sea, volunteers helped turn the collected trash into highly original pieces of art.
The clean-up, also sponsored by Aqualung España and organised by Alicante's Town Hall, the Costa Blanca Yacht Club and the divers club GISED, took place in Alicante's beaches in Albufera and Almadraba.
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