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2009/2010 New South Wales Update

200911 TransparentseaTransparentsea

An anti-whaling and environmental awareness campaign initiated by professional free-surfer and activist Dave Rastovich saw an epic and testing 36 day voyage by sea start on October 1st between Byron Bay and Bondi.

Dubbed "Transparentsea" the campaign took aim at the Australian Government's lack of action on Japanese whaling activity in the Southern Ocean, as well as highlighting areas of environmental concern along Australia's eastern seaboard.

During their frequent stops down the coast, the Transparentsea team in conjunction with Surfrider Foundation and Tangaroa Blue initiated beach-cleanups with all the rubbish collected, tabulated and added to the National Marine Debris database.

Visit the Transparent Sea website.

200912 CoastcareLaunch of Coastcare Week 2009

Tangaroa Blue was nominated to represent Coastcare groups from around Australia at this year's Coastcare Week launch which was held on Collaroy Beach in Sydney on December 7th. Tangaroa Blue co-founder Heidi Taylor presented at the launch along with Coastcare Australia CEO Heather Campbell and Minister of Environment Peter Garrett.

Coastcare Week is a great time for volunteers around Australia to find out about local coastal projects that are happening in their area and help give a little back to the environment!

Photo: Heidi Taylor at the Coastcare Week launch.

For more information on Coastcare visit www.coastcare.com.au