Fishing for Ghosts

Fishing for Ghosts

 

 

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GENERATION CHANGE

FISHING FOR GHOSTS

Rob Wilson and his team at Ghost Diving New Zealand are dedicated to ridding the oceans of plastics. Reclaimed waste goes on to live a second life in everything from reusable water bottles to smartphones.

GHOST HUNTING

Truck tires, street cones, car batteries, live ammunition, and industrial-scale fishing nets; it's not what you'd expect to find at the bottom of the ocean. But this is just a sample of what Rob Wilson and his team at Ghost Diving New Zealand retrieve from the waters surrounding Wellington in their monthly cleanup missions.

“When you find 32 street cones in a pile on the seabed because someone has just heaved them into the water, you've got to think, 'Where's this person's brain at?'” says Wilson. “There can't be any logic to it.”

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