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Last month I had the opportunity to visit Pacific Paradise State School grade 4 students.  I really love visiting schools however there was one new member of our visiting team.  Corky was making is school debut.  And what a hit he proved. I arrived and two young ladies helped me carry Corky and our art materials from the car.  The two ladies were excited to keep the secret that was Corky, hiding under my jumper. Read more

Green Island is located off Manly in Brisbane’s Moreton Bay.  Unfortunately it has a reputation of having had more plastic visit it than people.  So Ocean Crusaders set about changing that statistic by inviting the public to the island on Sunday 17th for one big clean up. Proudly Sponsored by Hideaway Handmade, with support from Construction People and Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, 72 people turned up on the day, which was an amazing result for Read more

Our second Paddle Against Plastic on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast was set up to finish cleaning Stumers Creek after a team of 18 paddlers had managed to pull 107kg of debris out back in June.  We had a focus of cleaning up the area closer to the mouth and with the obvious meeting point being at the Off the Leash Dog Beach at the end of Stumers Creek Road, that meant we had access to clean Read more

Lurking in the oceans are creatures far deadlier than sharks.  You encounter them every day, yet you don’t know they are silently killing you.  How will you react when you next see these killers?  Will you make a choice to step away?  Our choices today make a difference tomorrow. As we are at the top of the food chain, we are eating these deadly species and taking in their toxins.  Here is a guide to Read more

It is not often that we get to announce sponsors but today we can share with you a new sponsor for Ocean Crusaders.  LED Diving Lights Australia have joined us by supplying our dive torches.  I asked Annika as our dive instructor what torches she wanted and immediately she told me that the Darkbuster was the light she had to have.  I contacted Michael and he was so supportive and shortly after our new torches Read more

The Volvo Ocean Race is an extreme yacht race around the world, raced on one design 65ft yachts. This was the 12th edition of the race (formerly known as the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race). It began 9 months ago in Alicante Spain and has raced almost 39,000nm around the world with stop overs in Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya (China), Auckland, Itajai (Brazil), Newport, Lisbon, Lorient, Hague and finishing in Gothenburg, the home Read more

We are pleased to announce a new sponsor for Ocean Crusaders.  Keen Footwear Australia contacted us some time ago, wanting to assist us with our crusades.  Over the pursuing months we came to an agreement.  Keen produce footwear for the active walker and hiker.  It all started with a vision of creating a sandal that protected your toes.  And now they are renowned for their toe protection across the range.  Check the entire range out Read more

As Ocean Crusaders continues to grow in momentum, I decided to turn our van into a moving billboard.  So now everywhere we drive, people behind us will be faced with a couple of key statistics and our message to REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE.  The message on the left hand window reads ‘5.25 Trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans.   100,000+ marine creatures & 1 million + birds dying from plastic entanglement and suffocation every year’ I’m Read more

For many years Australian towns fought for the right to be Australia’s Tidiest Town. Keep Australia Beautiful for the last two years has awarded the Territories Tidiest Town to Titjikala which is south of Alice Springs and has a community of approximately 250 people. In my opinion, Darwin could well take out the title of Australia’s dirtiest town. I run Ocean Crusaders, an education program that teaches our youth to look after our oceans. One Read more

Recently I’ve become a lot more active, either on the bike or walking. Probably comes about because I’m due to get married later this year to the awesome Annika.  Want to look my best on the day.  But it has led me out onto the beaches of Darwin on a regular basis and along walking tracks and I have to say the amount of rubbish I see is out of control. I want to pick it Read more