A special clean-up operation was conducted in the Gulf of Eilat in which about 1,500 square meters of fishing nets, fishing equipment, buoys and other things were cleared away.
Naturally, the team of divers from the Underwater Observatory took part in this very welcome operation. During the operation, fish that had been caught up in the nets were rescued; some of these are protected species. Most of the waste was removed from the water. Now, all that remains to be done is to continue keeping the waters in the Gulf clean.