Coral Sea Voyage crews commence island clean-up


Two vessels involved in a voyage to remove marine debris and look for new marine species have arrived at the Coral Sea Islands.

Both boats braved some rough weather conditions to ferry a team of 24 scientists, teachers, Parks Australia staff and non-government organisations to the remote islands that will become their ‘office’ over the next few days.

Keith Martin-Smith is one of the two Bush Blitz TeachLive Program teachers involved in the voyage, and has been busy blogging tales of discovery prior to departure from Hamilton Island.

Day 5 (Thursday 16 June 2016)

The whole day was spent rolling an bumping, first inside the Great Barrier Reef and then outside.. Interesting how everyone developed during the day from upright to sitting to finally sitting down.. most of us were sick at some point, some worse than others.  I found that lying down on my bunk was OK but it was a mistake to have a bit of dinner.. However, I was a lot better than some.. Image of the day today is going to be another marine one.. have a go at this (clue – it’s an animal)

See more blog entries from Keith here