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NOAA Reciprocity Diver collecting photos
October 23, 2015
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Types of NOAA Dives in 2014
January 1, 2015
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NOAA Divers during a Safety Stop near Swains Island, American Samoa
February 19, 2015
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PMNM divers during rebreather training, 2013
February 6, 2013
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Dive Unit
Unit Diving Supervisor: Robert P. Stone (Office: 907-789-6031) Locations:  Juneau, AK Sitka, AK St, George Island, AK St. Paul Island, AK Website: http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/ Sub-unit: NMFS / Alaska Regional Office /...
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What is marine debris?

Our oceans are filled with items that do not belong there. Huge amounts of consumer plastics, metals, rubber, paper, textiles, derelict fishing gear, vessels, and other lost or discarded items enter the marine environment every day, making marine debris one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the world's oceans and waterways.

Marine debris is defined as any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment or the Great Lakes. Learn more about marine debris and find out how to prevent it.

NOAA divers from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center diving unit have been working since 1996 to remove marine debris, specifically derelict fishing gear, from the Hawaiian Archipelago. Every year they set out on the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai to survey vast swaths of coast line and coral habitat to collect tons of the derelict fishing gear. Read more about why this is important and what they have collected so far on the NOAA Fisheries website.

NOAA Divers wearing dry suits after a working dive in Alaska
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The Unit Diving Supervisor has a crucial role within the NOAA Diving Program. Unit Diving Supervisors (UDSs) must make decisions about all diving related activities at their unit: when dives occur, how the dives are executed...

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