28th of July, 2019 – Cape Kimberley Beach near the Daintree River is one of Tangaroa Blue Foundation’s quarterly monitoring sites, on which data is collected and recorded every three months. Read more “Cape Kimberley Beach Clean-up Quarterly Monitoring Site”
Three down, three to go!
With the passing of July and the middle of the year, the TangaroaBlue team are halfway through their Cape York Clean-up Tour for 2019, targeting a different location each month for 5 days from May to September. Read more “Cape York Clean-up Tour 2019”
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”
Flying into Christmas Island you are struck by its isolation, out in the middle of nowhere,surrounded by so much ocean. From the air, it looks like a lush green paradise jutting up from the sea. It truly is the most amazing place; tropical jungle, crabs and sea birds everywhere, incredible coral reefs and sheer limestone cliffs surrounded by so much ocean. Unfortunately, like everywhere in the world, it is not immune to the impacts of marine debris. I was here to take part in the Indian Ocean Territories Marine Debris Project, joining a group of self-funded volunteers donating our time to clean up paradise. Read more “A Week in Paradise”