Successful dives from our partners LAUE

10479036_658272034255086_5100284903666028949_o
23 June 2014

Healthy Seas partner – LAUE (Los Angeles Underwater Explorers) – carried out two successful diving sessions last week.

The LAUE team is dedicated to the exploration and conservation of our planet’s underwater regions, and most of its activities take place in Southern California.

The first cleanup team went down the Caissons in front of Long Beach – San Pedro, to free from ghost fishing nets a large ferro-cement structure that seats in 150ft. What is interesting about this area is that most wrecks off Southern California are usually broken up .It is unusual to find a structure that rises vertically nearly 40′ off the bottom.  It is also an unusual, yet fascinating experience, to descend into a large pipe, some 35′ in diameter.
Unfortunately, the Caissons turn out to be the perfect spot to find plenty of old nets, as well as some recent ones. Many marine animals remain entangled and get killed due to this problem. In the video, you can clearly see a sealion that is freed by LAUE. They report the discovery of many sealion bones in this area.

The second dive was on the wreck “african Queen”, in 90ft. The wreck is near the harbor channel, and close to fishing area, and it does attract a lot of nets too.

As part of the Healthy Seas initiative, all the recovered nets will be sent to the ECONYL® plant in Slovenia, where they will be transformed into new nylon yarn for the production of new products.

LAUE will be doing other cleanups for three weekends in a row now, and we wish them another successful result!

More information about The Cassion: cawreckdivers.org/Wrecks/Caissons.htm

Diving and Cleaning the Caissons and the “African Queen” from Cyrille R on Vimeo.

Related Post

IMG_8644
17 Jan 2018 Blog, Events, News

We just finished two busy and successful days in London, participating at the Fashion SVP event on 16-17 January. The public and the industry showed great interest in the Healthy Seas initiative and the sustainable socks, which are produced by one of our founding partner, Star Sock. The socks are made of ECONYL® yarn (which is […]

Read More
Photo for the website
12 Jan 2018 Blog, News, Press, Video

„We want the seas to be heard!” – In case you missed it, here you can watch (again) the report about Bracenet and our cooperation which was at the TV programme DAS!  at NDR in Germany yesterday evening. https://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/sendungen/das/Bracenets-Armbaender-aus-Geisternetzen-,dasx13184.html Bracenet develops fashion bracelets from ghost nets and joined forces with Healthy Seas and its partners […]

Read More
J_DSC_0587-1 (Custom)
10 Jan 2018 Blog, News

Our volunteer divers just never stop! On 27-28 December the Ghost Fishing Greece divers closed down the year with a successful diving trip and manage to remove two big pieces of ghost nets from a shipwreck in the Gulf of Corinth in Greece. This was the 5th dive this year on the shipwreck “Stymfalia”. In spite […]

Read More
2 (Large)
07 Dec 2017 Blog, Events, News

Last year Healthy Seas partner MEDASSET organized in a Greece a Fashion Design Competition and Exhibition. The garments designed and presented in the exhibition have all been created by students and recent graduates of the Fashion Department of AKTO College of Art and Design. They were finalists in the competition “Healthy Seas: A Journey from […]

Read More