From the 21st-24th of November, a group of Tangaroa Blue volunteers, staff and Wavelength Reef Cruises crew set off on a mission to clean-up several islands that lie in the Northern Great Barrier Reef Region, as part of the ReefClean project. Despite the rough seas and high wind forecast, the small group were able to visit 8 different islands and collect over 1.8 tonnes of marine debris over 4 days.
This October the Great Barrier Reef Clean-up took place with events ranging from multi-day clean-ups in the Torres Strait and the remote shores of Hinchinbrook Island, to day-long events targeting local beaches across Queensland’s coast. A flagship event was held at strategic locations along the Great Barrier Reef, including Harbour Beach (Mackay/Whitsundays), Alva Beach (Burdekin), Hinchinbrook Island (Far North QLD), Innes Park (Burnett Mary), Farnborough Beach (Capricorn Coast) and Moa Island (Torres Strait). Over 200 volunteers registered for these flagship events, with over 280 bags and 2.7 tonnes of marine debris pulled off the beaches in total.
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At the beginning of November, an eager team of 18 volunteers, Tangaroa Blue staff and Wavelength Reef Cruises got up at the crack of dawn and headed out for a day-long clean-up of Mangkalba (Cedar Bay) in Ngalba Bulal National Park.
From the 5th-13th of September a crew of 13 Tangaroa Blue volunteers and 3 staff headed off to Somerset in Cape York to conduct a beach clean-up along the 5 Beaches Loop track. With a visit from the local school, the discovery of a dangerous silver canister and a visit to the northernmost tip of the continent, it was a trip packed with true adventure as well as hard work.