On the 26th Jan a mystery net (estimated weight around 600kg) was picked up by Sea Swift’s MV Malu Trojan at Switzer Reef near Barrow Island Point (just south of Princess Charlotte Bay). It was found on the edge of the main shipping lane and was lucky to be spotted by the skipper before getting caught in any propellers or trapping any marine life. A mini investigation ensued to find out the story behind it’s travel across the seas!
On Wednesday the 18 millionth item was entered into the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database by members of the Eurobodalla Marine Debris Working Group, Landcare and South Head residents!
Have you got an AMDI Database question?
Our Database Team is always happy to answer queries and general questions regarding the AMDI App and Database. In this article, we’ll shine a spotlight on some of the more frequently asked questions to streamline your database entry process.
Tangaroa Blue and AMDI partners are so very close to removing and identifying a staggering 17 million items of litter from oceans and waterways around Australia through community clean-ups over the last 16 years, and we couldn’t have done it without you all!
I was moulded in a kiln by man in a factory by hand the silica mined from sand
The heat I’m moulded to take my very shape, to float upon the the waves and bound by my rope.
Ah my rope my protector we float together upon the waves working as one to stay afloat.
My purpose to float I will do for man to be thrown and fetched by hand for the catch for another man.
I am not just a float for I will break free and set out upon the sea.
What will my journey be, how far will I journey what will I see, whales, birds, turtles all the creatures of the sea. Read more “The Impossible Float”