August 20, 2013 East Coast Odyssey Starts in Hobart

oceanplanet, August 15th 2013
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The Yukon sets sail on Tuesday of next week, August 20th beginning the first leg of the East Coast Odyssey from Hobart to Eden, Victoria and its not yet sold out.
The East Coast Odyssey is an expedition up the East Coast of Australia towing behind it a Manta Net that samples the very top 10cm of the ocean for micro plastics. Dr.Jennifer Lavers (Zoologist) has been studying micro plastics for years but doesn’t have data from the east coast of Australia and this Odyssey will provide her the perfect opportunity to collect some. Dr. Lavers will be onboard along with Captain David Nash, his family and adventurers who have decided to come along for the ride.
I had the privilege of speaking to David Nash months ago after signing up for updates on  their website. He spoke so passionately about this project that I’m excited to see it really coming to reality.
The project invites anyone with an interest to come along for a holiday on the vessel on one or more legs of the journey. They have also provided day trips whilst in Hobart over this coming weekend August 17-18. There is a cost but it is a fair amount and given the opportunity totally worth it.

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    2013-11-10 21:11:07
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    2013-10-29 12:09:31
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