East Coast Odyssey 2014
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This year, the historic tall ship Yukon was transformed to host sonic and visual installations from Sydney artists Christine Simpson and Cade Turner, heightening "sea senses" while sailing the Harbour's calm waters.
Passengers met the team from East Coast Odyssey whose mission, in collaboration with ANSTO (the Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation), is to collect data on the millions of multi-coloured plastic remnants threatening marine wildlife off Australia’s spectacular east coast.
We found out what it was like for the ship's owners to live on board for years, circumnavigating the world. Kids and adults helped hoist the sails, steer the vessel and gather evidence of ocean plastic in Sydney Harbour, while learning about the science of facilities like ‘Synchotron’.
They took part in their own plastic trawl, learning about ocean plastic with the Two Hands Project, and what we can all do at home to help address the impacts of plastic on our oceans.
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The tall ship Yukon is returning to Tasmania where you can join us for day trips or extended sails off southern Tasmania.
Simon Mustoe (Project Founder)
T: 0405 220830
David Nash (Ship's Captain)
T: 0447 972342
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