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Quizmaster Tours Australia to Combat Ocean Plastic!

Anthony QuizSurfer, quizmaster and plastics campaigner, Anthony Hill is touring Australia holding trivia nights for families in selected venues to raise awareness and funds to combat the growing problem of plastic debris in our oceans. The project is supported by Surfrider Foundation and now Tangaroa Blue and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative are keen to align and lend a hand!!

Do you know your trivia? You can arrange a Family Trivia Night in your town or suburb just by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.- It's a family fun way of raising awareness for a serious environmental problem.

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Bubbles Flow for 10 Years of Tangaroa Blue!

Party Pic1On October 18, Tangaroa Blue Foundation held a fabulous party, with a spectacular lightning show as a backdrop, to celebrate 10 years of working hard to stop the flow of rubbish into the marine environment.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over these 10 years, many of whom helped us celebrate on Saturday night. A guest list of true diversity, representatives from Sea Shepherd Foundation; Ocean Watch; Keep Australia Beautiful Council; Surfrider Foundation; The Department of Defence; Coastwest; WA NRM and local government representatives as well as some of our fantastic volunteers from the community who regularly clean up our beaches and send in those vital data sheets, spent the evening networking and celebrating. 

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Tangaroa Blue National Landcare Winner!

2014 Landcare AwardsEleven outstanding winners were announced in the 2014 National Landcare Awards in Melbourne on September 18th, and Tangaroa Blue Foundation was honoured by winning the Coastcare Category for the Australian Marine Debris Initiative!

The Awards ceremony took place during a gala dinner and also featured the presentation of the prestigious National Landcare People's Choice Award – voted for by the public from amongst the impressive 69 finalists in the National Landcare Awards, and the Bob Hawke Landcare Award.

Almost 800 people packed Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building for the biennial celebration, which was hosted by Landcare ambassador, Catriona Rowntree, and included speeches from former Prime Minister, the Hon. Bob Hawke AC, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and the Hon. Ryan Smith, Victorian Minister for Environment and Climate Change.

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Renewed warning – Toxic Canisters wash up in North QLD

20121025 CanisterThe Queensland Police Service is urging beach goers to avoid handling silver canisters washed up on beaches and to immediately call Triple Zero (000) to report them to authorities.

Since October 2012, a number of canisters similar to that pictured have washed up on beaches along the entire east coast of Australia from Thursday Island to the north and Tasmania to the south.

The most recent incident was today, with a member of the public handing in a canister containing Aluminium Phosphide to the Smithfield Police Station.

The canisters are described as being approximately 30 cm high and 15 cm in diameter and contain Aluminium Phosphide, which could be fatal if inhaled or ingested.

Aluminium Phosphide is a colourless, flammable and toxic gas. Mild exposure by inhalation causes indefinite feeling of sickness, ringing in the ears, fatigue, nausea and pressure in the chest which is relieved by getting away from the gas and getting fresh air.

The chemical, when exposed to air or moisture, can generate the highly toxic phosphine gas that could also self ignite in the right conditions. It is not known where these canisters originate from.

If you locate one of these canisters, or any similar type of container, leave the canister where it is and do not attempt to move it.

Police urge you to call Triple Zero '000' immediately to report the discovery to trained QFES Hazchem officers. Do not attempt to move or open these canisters.

 

2014 Tangaroa Blue Foundation AGM

Notice is given that Tangaroa Blue Foundation Ltd ACN 138636521 will hold the 2014 AGM at Naturaliste Community Centre, Dunsborough Lakes Drive, Dunsborough, WA 6281 on Wednesday 15th October, 2014 at 7.00pm. All members and guests are invited.

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 12th.

Thank you!