Journal

Yay

Hey Guys & Gals……just wanted to share some exciting news,I just won first prize in the Underwater.com photo comp for 2008,all expenses paid dive trip to Indonesia,I cant believe it :-),could someone pinch me please.There were so many outstanding images for the year,cant believe they picked one of mine,anyway just wanted to share my disbelief with all who have supported me,cheers

Indo Bound

Hey Guys & Gals…..heading off tomorrow,Indonesia bound for three weeks of diving some of the best dive sites the world has to offer,cant wait.Brief stop overs in Darwin,Bali & West Timor before we embark on our 30 dives or so in Alor & Komodo National Park which is world heritage listed.No doubt many great photo opportunities with amazing ocean dwelling critters which I cant wait to share with you.I was working today in Trentham,Central Vic & it was snowing,weather in Indo is about 30 deg every day & water temp about the same :-)will spare a thought for all you Melbournians while Im out there doing what I love.Until I get back all the best Matt

"PLEASE HELP SAVE OUR BAY"

TELL GARRETT HE IS WRONG. SAY NO WAY TO DREDGING.

The Port of Melbourne Corporation wants to start dredging on 1st February, It doesn’t think it should wait to hear what the Federal Court has to say!

The Bay needs you now. Here’s what to do.

Please Cut & Paste the letter below into an email to Federal Environment Minister Mr. Garrett. Please forward this request to all your friends and also forward copies of your email to:

1. Prime Minister Rudd via via PM’s website at: here

2. Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard at:Julia.Gillard.MP@aph.gov.au

3. Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Maxine McKew at: maxine.mckew@alp.org.au Her new parliamentary address Maxine.McKew.MP@aph.gov.au appears not to be working.

4. c.c. to contact@bluewedges.org would also be appreciated

Mr. Garr…

Channel Deepening

Hey everyone,
no doubt everyone in or around Melbourne has heard about the channel deepening in Port Phillip Bay starting in Feb,here are some facts,
1/There are over 100 sponge species at the heads that can be found no where else on earth,there is a serious chance they could be lost(sediment covered)

2/Nitrogen balance is maintained by Benthic (seafloor)organisms,extensive areas would be covered,increasing the risk of toxic algal blooms.

3/Almost 4 million cubic meters of Yarra sediments containing heavy metels such as Cadmium,Mercury,Zinc,Lead,Arsenic & Ammonia will be dumped in the bay ,contaminants likely to re-enter the food chain,not to mention human risks to exposure.

4/An independant study of some mussels that were sampled & taken from the south end …

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