A Crowdfunding Campaign Has Been Launched For A U.K. Dive Expedition


A croundfunding campaign has been launched to fund a dive expedition along the British coastline to focus on ocean conservation efforts.

Expedition Western Ecology Tour (#ExpeditionWET) is the mind child of Andy Clark, a British Sub-Aqua Membership Diver and host of the “Are You a Scuba Diver — Savor a Brew” podcast.

With the COVID-19 pandemic quiet an enormous world sigh, staying within the U.Okay. looked the most shimmering diagram.

Drawing on his protection power expedition diving expertise, Clark has assembled a team of marine scientists, underwater photographers and videographers and logistical support to originate this a accurate mission.

Starting within the northwest of Scotland, ExpeditionWET will shuttle over 700 miles (1127km) in 10 days correct down to the Ll?n Peninsula in North Wales then onto Pembrokeshire.

The first dives will feature Dr. Lauren Smith and Chris Rickard to examine the work of Shark & Skate Citizen Science Scotland. After Rickard stumbled on the flame shell beds of Loch Carron had been dredged and the egg case laying grounds of the flapper skate enjoy been below threat, deal of work has been done to guard these an crucial inshore areas.

The 2d section will feature Jake Davies at Porth Dinllaen to examine the work of Conducting Seagrass. Per hectare (2.47 acres), these seagrass meadows preserve twice as powerful carbon dioxide as rain forests and may possibly well possibly sequester about 27.4 million hundreds CO2 yearly. The parents at Conducting Seagrass are within the meanwhile working on resewing seagrass beds across the U.Okay.

Finally, the expedition will lands in Pembrokeshire with David Kennard and Neptune’s Military of Garbage Cleaners. Local marine biologist and popular YouTuber Charlie Young steadily is the usage of her presenter skills to focus on the work of NARC, who enjoy been the principle of their fashion across the U.Okay.’s shores, retrieving misplaced fishing tools and cruise-tipped rubbish.

Highlighting and selling the work of those three tasks in print and digital media is the principle aim of the expedition; the 2d is to resolve cash to enable their work to continue. To that cease, it’s possible you’ll fetch proper of entry to the expedition’s crowdfunding online page at justgiving.com.

For more puny print, it’s possible you’ll try the expedition web space at thenortherndiver.com.

(Remember: That is a crowdfunding campaign, so you are helping to fund the approach of a mission, nonetheless no longer a performed product. Please be obvious you examine the mission earlier than spending any cash.)

(Image credit: Andy Clark/Instagram)