Hundreds of divers from all over the world have broken a world record! Get this, 633 divers put on their wet suits and tanks and dove into the ocean to perform the largest ocean floor clean up in history. It all happened in Deerfield Beach, FL. Not only did they break a record, but they retrieved at least 1,626 pounds of trash and 60 pounds of fishing line.
According to organizer, Tyler Bourgoine when speaking to speaking to CNN, "The official weight of the trash recovered is still being tallied, and the number is likely to grow...There were countless lead sinkers ... everything from a boat ladder to a barbell". Ocean conservation group Project AWARE estimates that the cleanup might have removed as much as 3,200 pounds of marine debris.
According to CNN, "The city will help with recycling the debris and ensure everything is disposed of properly. Divers came from as far away as Europe and South America to participate in the event...This year was the 15th cleanup which began at around 9 a.m. and lasted about two hours."
Can we do more world records like this?