Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys

March 2020

Marine debris is one of the major threats to NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Plastic trash and other garbage can entangle animals, flatten seagrass habitats, and damage corals. Through Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys, the sanctuary and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation have supported 49 cleanup dives with 450 volunteer divers to remove 78 intact lobster traps, hundreds of pieces of lobster trap debris, 16,369 feet of line, and 14,693 pounds of debris from Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Thank you to all the Goal: Clean Seas participants!