Ian Kiernan, founder of Clean Up Australia Day, joined us for
Business Clean Up Australia Day, where staff from Sydney Aquarium
hopped aboard the Sydney Aquarium boat, together with staff from
the Sydney Aquarium Conservation Fund (SACF).
During the clean up, our team of staff volunteers hauled 4 bags
of rubbish from Darling Harbour, containing carpet, old boots,
plastic bottles and cans, amongst other items.
Sydney Aquarium staff partake in weekly harbour clean ups in the
waters around the attraction, routinely disposing of rubbish in the
form of plastic bottles, plastic bags, straws, bottle tops, chip
packets, coffee lids, cans and cigarette butts.
This rubbish harms our marine wildlife in many ways, including
entanglement or ingestion of plastic debris.
Turtles in particular often die from malnutrition as their
stomach clogs with plastic, leaving them unable to gain nutrients
and they also can't pass the plastic. Many suffocate after
swallowing the plastic, haven mistaken it for squid or jellyfish,
which are staples of their diets.
Take Part in Clean Up Australia Day!
The general public can take part in National Clean Up Australia
Day on Sunday April 4. We're holding clean ups at 2 locations in
Sydney and Manly, the details of which are below:
1. Sydney Aquarium Community - 4 March http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/Sydney+Aquarium
2. Oceanworld Manly Community - 4 March http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/Oceanworld
Pictured (left to right): Claudette Rechtorik - SACF Campaign
Manager; Ian Kiernan AO - Chairman, Clean Up Australia Day; Dylan
Cosgrave - Guest Experience Manager, Sydney Aquarium.
The Sydney Aquarium Conservation Fund (SACF) is a not-for-profit
ogranisation dedicated to protecting our marine and aquatic animals
and their habitats. You can support their efforts by adopting an
animal for just $50. 100% of adoption fees go directly projects run
or supported by SACF.
Adopt an Animal Now!