Team Tasman Peninsula

"We are lucky to live in an area surrounded by coastline which is abundant in marine life including many endemic species. The Tasman Peninsula is home to bird breeding grounds and is a whale migration route and major feeding ground for birds, fish and mammals from all over the world who come to feed and breed here. We need to look after our shores to help protect them. Most people in our community are connected to the ocean in one way or another and we want to continue to give back."

(Ange Anderson - Marine Debris Challenge Leader)

We are so excited to have had Tasmania represented during the 2016 Marine Debris Challenge addressing the issues associated with marine debris along the Tasman Peninsula. Ange Anderson and her team of rangers, research scientists, rehabilitator's and environmentalists led the Challenge with a wealth of knowledge and experience on a wide variety of issues. Through educational events, film screenings and clean-ups they increased community awareness whilst ensuring that truckloads of trash didn't make their way into the ocean.

Why not sign-up for our 2017 Challenge here?

Humpback whale lunge

Humpback whale lunge

The Tasman Peninsula boasts some of the most spectacular coastline in the world and is visited by a host of species from around the world including albatross, dolphins, whales, seals and penguins and is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike who swim, fish, dive, kayak in the clear waters and walk on the beautiful beaches. Sadly, wildlife is impacted by plastics and other marine debris which floats in the water and washes up on the local beaches - entanglements and ingestion are far too common - Team Tasman Peninsula did their bit in the 2016 Challenge to help!

Photography © Ange Anderson and Karen Gowlett-Holmes