Unique message in a bottle
We have all heard of a ship in a bottle, but what about a ship made of bottles.
In the future, we could sail the seas in a yacht made entirely of recycled plastic bottles.
This is exactly what environmental storyteller David de Rothschild and his intrepid crew of scientists, sailors and adventurers are doing on the Plastiki, an ocean going one-of-a-kind 60-foot catamaran on a mission to beat waste.
Following the launch in
It is hoped that the plastic fantastic will provide support for another awareness-rasing event, The Great Barrier Reef Swim, a record-breaking ultra-marathon ocean swim of 2300 kilometres calling attention to ocean conservation and awareness.
Two open water swimmers Rob Hutchings and Todd Cameron plan to embark on the world's first swim of the entire length of
Sea Trail tracks open
From this week rangers welcome visitors to explore the new walking tracks constructed on Hook, Whitsunday and
Lucky, Not Lonely!
"For the first time in over two weeks I saw something man made other than Ella's Pink Lady. It was a small white piece of plastic that floated by this morning while we were becalmed for a short while. Not all that exciting, but it made me think about just how completely in the middle of nowhere I really am and about how every mile is taking us further into a pretty much empty stretch of ocean" writes teenage sailor Jessica Watson.
Jessica's position is East of New Zealand and SW of Pitcairn island heading across the south Pacific to Cape Horn and after sixty days at sea she has sailed over 6,000 miles on her voyage around the world.
There be monsters
Monsters are found in
Those keen fishers who want to land a metre long monster barramundi should be dropping a line in one of
"The easiest way to catch one of these monster barramundi is by fishing in one of the State's dams," the Minister said.
"Stocked barramundi in
"To reach the legal minimum size of 58cm* stocked fish take just two years as opposed to four years for wild caught barra.
A recent study found barramundi released into freshwater dams reached the 'magic metre' twice as quickly as wild barramundi.
Mr Mulherin said the study used data from more than 120,000 tagged fish.
"The study was developed with the help of anglers through fish tag collection and monitoring research conducted since 1987," Mr Mulherin said.
Make my day
"I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will," - Clint Eastwood
Fair winds to Ye!