Toxic Travellers – en route to a World Heritage Destination

Many of you would have seen the iconic image by Chris Jordan, of the Laysan Albatross chick, decaying full of plastic bottle caps and lighters. Indeed this may have been this image that changed your perception of plastic forever!

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and what are you doing this weekend?

What a great feature on the Sydney Weekender! –
And Mike Whitney could have not made it any clearer:

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ANYtime and ANYwhere! –

its entirely up you! just make sure you send us your picture

 

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Save Our Seabirds in full swing & teaming up with Jack Johnson!

It’s Official!- the very awesome Jack Johnson is MATCHING all of YOUR donations to us

till we reach the target!
This means that for every $ you DONATE  we get double!!

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East Coast Odyssey – Immie’s GuestBlog

ECOedenUlladulla_IMGP3406My mum heard about a wooden sailing boat called Yukon doing a trip up the east coast of Australia studying plastic pollution.

My mum runs a NFP organisation called ‘Yeskandoo, to a life less plastic’ and I thought it would be cool to go on it for four days with her.

We boarded at Ulladulla and the first day was beautiful spotting whales and dolphins and the occasional wandering albatross.

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Ulladulla to Sydney and a micro plastic bonanza!

Word has spread about the Danish tall ship sailing up the coast and we enter harbour to the welcome of a crowd of locals on the breakwater.  “Welcome to Ulladulla!” goes the cry and an obliging gentleman catches our lines as the Captain, David brings Yukon alongside.

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Meeting Roland

ECOulladulla__SST1803When I see the excitement, happiness, disappointment, passion and enthusiasm that people have for sports such as AFL or Footy in Australia- I always wonder just HOW we can get this energy, passion and care of the masses for subjects that actually matter. Such as our ocean, our earth. Our survival.

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More jelly, more pollution and a whole heap of Whales

In Eden we say goodbye to Andrew and welcome Melodee to join the crew on board  Yukon.

ECOedenUlladulla_IMGP3650Melodee has spent 12 hours on the road crossed state lines and driven over 1000km to join the East Coast Odyssey expedition.. how cool is that?!

Our last days in Eden see the arrival of two more tall ships, initially the Young Endeavour and the Soren Larson. The locals must have felt they were being invaded by an armada of pirates!

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The Killers of Eden

ECOeden__FLAGSWOW! After hiding for two days in my bunk during our rough Bass Strait crossing (it was so rough no pictures were taken by anyone)

I thought I would be happy to step on dry land! But no, after the stunning  sunrise, near glass out and the ‘mugging’ on our last day, as soon as we get to shore we can’t wait to get out there again.

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Jellies and a mugging

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As we left Hobart the ships seabird expert Chris made the bold statement we’d see our first albatross just as we left Storm Bay… it turned out we saw a Shy Albatross even earlier, just before we left the Derwent River.

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Testing the waters…East Coast Odyssey part 001

East Coast Odyssey   –
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The Two Hands Project team have made it to Hobart to join our expedition vessel, the Danish tall ship Yukon, for the East Coast Odyssey. With a little bit of spare time on our hands we have started looking for the ECOhobart__SST1076LOWer‘Colourful Killers ‘ in the hightide line right here in Hobart…and sure enough… all plastic in this picture is from the small 5 square metre area behind me!
We’ll be heading up the East Coast of Australia, negotiating the famed and unpredictable Bass Straight, surveying for plastic pollution along the way.

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