A MONSTER ‘underwater cyclone’ sitting just 50km off the coast of NSW has sparked fears it will inflict a devastating marine heatwave for Sydney’s waters.
Today, at 11am on Bondi Beach, surfers and scientists will team up for a visually-striking photo opp to raise awareness of the dire impacts climate change and the coming ferocious summer heat will have on Australia’s oceans and iconic beaches.
They will call a ‘Code Blue Emergency’ to support the launch of a new Climate Council report on ocean warming and its serious consequences for Australia, titled: Code Blue: Our Oceans in Crisis.
Recently shot b-roll underwater footage and broadcast-quality interviews with scientists inspecting the reef (from Monday) are available for media use.
- Who: Pro surfer Adrian ‘Ace’ Buchan, Climate Council Director of Research Dr Simon Bradshaw, Longboard tour surfer Tully White and a group of surfers
- When: 11am (AEDT), 8 November
- Location: Bondi Beach (north end), comments from spokespeople at 11am, photo opp by the water from 11.15am.
- Vision: Surfers will stand with a Code Blue Emergency banner to make a visual statement about the grave threat the oceans are facing this coming summer.
- Media contacts: Lydia Hollister-Jones 0448 043 015 or Jemimah Taylor 0478 924 425.
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Contact Lydia Hollister-Jones on 0448 043 015 or Jemimah Taylor 0478 924 425.