Media Releases

Special Tangaroa Blue Edition from Musician Side Liner!

Side Liner CDSide Liner joins forces with Tangaroa Blue for the release of a special edition CD of his "I am a Bird Now" album. All profits go to support Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative!
A rare collectors piece and it would also make a wonderful Xmas present - visit our Sea Store to get your copy while they last!


2012 Marine Debris ID Manual Ready to Download!

MDIM Front CoverTangaroa Blue Foundation has just published the 2012 Marine Debris Identification Manual - this resource will assist volunteers in setting up a marine debris monitoring program as well as taking them step by step through the data collection process. This resource is available free of charge and we hope it assists everyone involved in the Australian Marine Debris Initiative! Thanks for your support! Thanks to David Smith Design for his amazing work!!

Police Warning for North QLD Clean Up Volunteers

20121025 CanisterUPDATE: Since this article was published, silver canisters have been found in the Torres Strait Islands, at Archer Point near Cooktown, in Cairns, Bingal Bay and Mission Beach as well as the areas listed below. We urge all volunteers to be aware of the information below regardless of your location. These canisters are floating on ocean currents and may be potentially found anywhere around the country. They contain potentially fatal contents - please do not handle or open. If you find a canister that looks like this stand well clear and call the police on 000.

The Queensland Police Service is urging north Queensland beachgoers to avoid handling silver canisters washed up on beaches and to immediately call 000 to report them to authorities. The canisters contain a deadly chemical used to fumigate ships and it's assumed the canisters came from a passing vessel.

Cairns District Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Cary Coolican said scientific examination of four canisters found along a 200 kilometre stretch of coastline from Ayr to Ingham, since February this year, revealed the product inside was Aluminium Phosphide, which could be fatal if inhaled or ingested.

"This is a highly restricted toxic substance and a very dangerous poison. For safety's sake, if you come across one of these canisters, report it immediately. Do not try to inspect, open or transport it and ensure you stand well away from it."

Musician Jay Hoad Talks Music and Oceans

2012 Jay HoadFiji-born didgeridoo artist and stringed instrument virtuoso Jay Hoad has spent the last six years touring the globe. He follows the sun and his inspiration for music throughout the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Fiji, and North America, keeping up a relentless performance schedule whilst passionately learning about third world culture and every style of music he can sink his teeth in to. Last year Jay was honoured to support Bob Marley’s ‘The Wailers’ on the East coast leg of their North America tour, amongst other international artists.

Now Jay is taking his unique show around Australia for the very first time with the huge “Stories for the Soul” tour covering all major cities as well as a large portion of regional Australia. The tour also includes performances in many surrounding countries including Fiji, New Zealand and Japan.

Jay has been a supporter of Tangaroa Blue since he met up with co-founder Heidi Taylor at Jack Johnson’s concert in Adelaide at the end of 2010, since then he has been promoting the organisation with displays and information about the importance of protecting our oceans wherever he plays.


Notice of 2012 Tangaroa Blue Foundation AGM

Tangaroa Blue LogoNotice is given that Tangaroa Blue Foundation Ltd ACN 138636521 will hold an AGM at Margaret River Community Centre, 33 Tunbridge St, Margaret River, WA 6285 on Wednesday October 10th at 7pm. 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 5th.

Thank you!