Once out of the water, the trash was sorted, counted, and weighed. We removed an impressive 135 pounds of trash from the ocean! The most frequently found items were derelict fishing gear, glass bottles, aluminum cans, clothing, and food containers. Some of the more interesting items found were 3 pairs of sunglasses, a cowboy hat, a store product scanner, a tire, and a fiberglass mermaid tail. The findings were reported to PADI Aware so marine researchers and policymakers can use the data for conservation efforts.