ReefClean Unearths Toxic Hazards

Tangaroa Blue Foundation, through their ReefClean project, has unearthed several hazards in their most recent monitoring survey of marine debris impacting the Great Barrier Reef region.

Two unmarked silver canisters were found washed ashore northern Cape York beaches. These are filled with aluminium phosphide, a toxic combination of chemicals that are fatal to ingest or inhale, used in fumigation aboard ships. Officials urge locals not to touch these canisters, stand upwind to avoid possible inhalation, and to phone 000 immediately if any are found. Read more “ReefClean Unearths Toxic Hazards”

One Last Cyclone for the Season

Ex-tropical Cyclone Ann brought with her unseasonal rain as she crossed the Far North Queensland coast last week, and this rain threatened to postpone the annual beach clean-up event scheduled for Archer Point on 19 May 2019. Despite the less than ideal conditions, almost 40 volunteers arrived at this popular campsite to assist the Yuku Baja Muliku Rangers and their Junior Ranger Team to clean the beaches in the area. Read more “One Last Cyclone for the Season”

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