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Malindi seabed Clean Up on 4th january

Divers and ocean lovers invited by KWS and Malindi Green And Blue

28-12-2019 by redazione

On Saturday January 4th for the first time in Malindi all diving, snorkeling and Indian Ocean lovers are invited to participate in the Underwater Clean Up, the cleaning of the seabed and coral reef in front of Silversand beach. The event is organized by the Malindi Green And Blue movement and Kenya Wildlife Service. We meet at 3 pm in front of the Osteria Beach for this unusual bath of great utility and example for the marine reserve of Malindi. Tourists and residents are invited to participate.
Malindi Marine Protected Areas have a complex diversity of seabed, ridges and coral reefs with more than 60 coral genera represented. The distinctive geophysics feature in the northern part of the site is the mouth of the Sabaki River, which opens into Malindi Bay.
The marine reserve was established with the aim of conserving the coral reef of the Kenyan coast, which runs along most of the coastline and forms a system of biodiversity second only to tropical rainforests. The largest protected areas also contain important breeding sites for migratory seabirds, marine mammals and three species of turtles. 
The Park's coastline is an attractive coral sand beach. The low tide exposes more sand and algae patches, interrupted by shallow pools and channels.
The Protected Marine Area of Malindi has been under increasing pressure from human settlements and development activities for years. 
Among the near causes or direct threats to the Park that contribute to the loss of biodiversity of the ecosystem are: unsustainable mangrove harvesting, overexploitation of fish resources, destructive fishing practices, urbanization, construction of tourist facilities, increased rainfall and sediment deposition due to poor upstream cultivation practices, pollution and coral bleaching. 
From the above it is therefore important to plan how to mitigate these threats. One of the measures is to carry out underwater cleaning by professional divers. This is an activity that we normally carry out twice a year here in Malindi and in the Watamu Marine Park. However, we may not be able to clean up the whole area as planned due to the fact that our human and financial resources are limited. "That is why we are turning to all of you to participate and support us in this important underwater cleaning activity scheduled for January 4, 2020 - says the chairman of the Progress Welfare Association of Malindi, Kate Mwikali - in the Malindi Marine Park. This will involve professional divers and together with professional Ranger Divers from KWS". 

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