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Ghost Trap Rodeo Community Event

By Joe Guz, 01/21/19, 3:45PM EST

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This past weekend, the Tampa Warriors and their families participated in the Ghost Trap Rodeo, sponsored by Ocean Aid 360. The Ghost Trap Rodeo event series is an opportunity for knowledgeable local anglers and boaters to come together in search of ghost traps and other types of marine debris. During removal events, participants will become citizen scientists by collecting data on the species removed from the derelict crab traps and fishing gear. Although winning prizes is certainly secondary in an event like this, at the conclusion, the anglers, boaters and volunteers on land have their haul weighed to see who removed the most debris. With some hard work both at sea and on land, our Warriors and their families won first place and left with a great prize. More importantly however, we helped our community and left with some great memories.