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Dakar divers fight to clear Senegal’s plastic tide

By AFP
08 October 2019   |   12:46 pm
For the many people who enjoy a casual swim or deep-sea dive off the Senegalese coast, plastic pollution is an increasingly worrying issue. Dakar's oldest diving club has decided to do something about it, by organising ocean clean-up days.

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