Tangaroa Blue Foundation has an international network of volunteers and partners who collaborate with Tangaroa Blue Foundation through the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.

The AMDI network has introduced us to some of the most passionate, inspirational and dedicated people on the planet who have honoured us by agreeing to accept the title of Tangaroa Blue Ambassador.

Our Ambassadors are based around the world and are true role models and leaders in their communities and networks, making a positive impact on the health of our environment and inspiring others to do the same.

Bernadette Davis (aka Flea)

Bernadette’s passion for protecting the ocean comes from a lifetime of living close to the sea, exploring our coastline and searching out her favourite surf breaks.

She has over 20 years’ experience in environmental education with Local Government and lives on the south coast of NSW where she works part time for Eurobodalla Shire Council and coordinates the Eurobodalla Marine Debris working group.

Bernadette is the co-founder of Ekipa Tasi Mos Atauro (clean ocean team Atauro) in Timor Leste and travels to the island regularly to continue her work there.  You can follow their work on their Facebook page.

She is a dedicated (and self-confessed) AMDI Database nerd who loves to trace that trash back to its source to try to eliminate it from the marine debris stream.