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New clean-up bid to save Bahrain coral reef

Manama, July 15, 2010

The second underwater clean-up initiative will be held tomorrow at the Coral Beach Club, Manama, at 10am.

The monthly initiative aims to remove the rubbish from the coral reef and seabed and help support the rehabilitation of Bahrain's marine life.

It is being organised by Holland-based environmental company AniMedics head of operations and Seal Rescue Rehabilitation Centre (SRRC) representative, Ben van Hoogen.

The environmental drive is being supported by the Coral Beach Diving School, which is organising the diving part of the project, which takes place once a month at the club.

Van Hoogen said that there are 13 vacancies still available for people interested to participate.

To participate, divers without equipment will pay BD54, while those with own equipment will pay BD35.

Divers will perform the clean-up at a spot that is 35-minute boat ride from southwest of Manama.

After the dive, participants will be invited for a barbecue at the club.

Non-divers who would like to support the initiative are invited to join a beach clean-up at the Al Fateh Corniche that will be held alongside the underwater event.

Anyone interested in participating or supporting the initiative can contact Van Hoogen on 39800812 by today.-TradeArabia News Service




Tags: Bahrain | Environment | Coral reef | beach clean-up | marine pollution |

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