King Island kelp-getters

Father and son Johann and Caelan Pretorius are a kelp-getting team who are often alone on the rugged — even jagged — southern tip of King Island.
Father and son are friendly and well-spoken, but Caelan’s neckerchief gives him the look of a bandit, and with Johann’s hair flying away in the harsh wind, it’s little wonder some travellers are wary of approaching them. “We’ve got big knives and . . . . .
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On board the ‘super science ship’ uncovering secrets of the deep.

7868484-3x2-940x627Take a tour of Australia’s newest research vessel—the 94-metre-long, 10-storey, $120 million RV Investigator. It’s as if this ship has invisible cat’s whiskers extending off her hull. Pricked and at the ready, they sense the weather, the temperature, the density of the atmosphere, the salinity, test the ozone levels, and map the course.

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Crew of four women rowing 15,640km across Pacific Ocean set to arrive in Cairns

7110492-3x2-700x467A group of women striving to become the first ever team of four to row the Pacific Ocean will arrive at the end of their journey today at Cairns in far north Queensland.
The Coxless Crew, made up of Meg Dyos, 25, Emma Mitchell, 30, Natalia Cohen, 40 and Laura Penhaul, 32, set out from San Francisco, America on 29-foot, bright pink rowing boat Doris for the 15,640-kilometre odyssey to Australia.
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The “Seabin” Project – a simple solution to our oceans pollution

Image2We have created an automated marina rubbish bin that collects floating rubbish, debris and oil 24/7
We are excited to introduce our new invention helping to solve, educate and prevent our oceans pollution problems. The Seabin is a revolution in ocean cleaning technology. It will help create cleaner oceans with healthier marine life. The Seabin project is helping create a better way of life for everyone and every living thing.
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John Beeden becomes first person to row the Pacific Ocean solo and non-stop to Australia

7052624-3x2-700x467Adventurer John Beeden has become the first person to row solo non-stop from North America to the Australian mainland.
December 27 marked day 209 at sea for Mr Beeden, who has rowed more than 7,400 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean.

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