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    Forum Speaker Spotlight #3

    by  • May 14, 2017

    In the lead up to our Annual Marine Science Forum on the 3rd and 4th of June, we will feature a post about each of the scientists presenting this year. This week we would like to introduce you to: Dr Iain Suthers Professor at University of New South Wales and Sydney Institute of Marine Science...

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    Forum Speaker Spotlight #2

    by  • May 9, 2017

    In the lead up to our Annual Marine Science Forum on the 3rd and 4th of June, we will feature a post about each of the scientists presenting this year. This week we would like to introduce you to: Dr John W. Runcie Honorary Research Associate, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney...

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    Forum Speaker Spotlight #1

    by  • May 3, 2017

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    In the lead up to our Annual Marine Science Forum on the 3rd and 4th of June, we will feature a post about each of the scientists presenting this year. This week we would like to introduce you to: Matthew McArthur Freelance ecologist and marine science educator Forum presentation: It’s the little things that (I)...

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    Summer holiday fun by the ocean

    by  • December 7, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    Put your sunscreen on and get your swimmers ready because summer is here and we have an action packed calendar of activities for you to join. Come into the centre for a fun, hands-on experience that will excite and delight people of all ages. Take a look at the abundance of local fish and...

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    Call for Forum Speakers

    by  • November 17, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre is seeking expressions of interest to speak at our Annual Marine Science Forum in Merimbula on June 3 & 4 2017. The theme for this year is ‘Marine Extremes: from the beach to the deep ’. Your talk must reflect this theme. Talks go for 30 min with...

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    Eden Whale Festival at SCMDC

    by  • October 11, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    Take part in our annual Eden Whale Festival Colouring in Competition! Download the the Entry form now for the chance to win an adult and child whale watching cruise with Merimbula Marina.   Saturday October 29 Open 10.30am – 4pm Fish feeding talk – 12pm Come and see the fish enjoy their lunch and hear more...

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    Septopus – it’s a real thing! (kind of)

    by  • October 5, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    For those of you that have seen Finding Dory I’m sure you’re all gushing about how awesome Hank the octopus is, he can camouflage like a champion and he helps to rescue Dory and return her to the ocean. He does at one point though call himself a “septopus”, which is an octopus with...

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    Work Experience Student write up from Kaitlyn Mason

    by  • September 14, 2016

    This week I spent three days doing work experience at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. On my first day at the centre I met the lovely Kerryn, Cameron and Tony. Keryn showed me around the centre and started teaching me how to open the centre in the morning. My first task was cutting and...

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    Volunteer Positions Available

    by  • September 2, 2016

    The SCMDC has VOLUNTEER positions available for Centre Guides We require people from Monday to Friday, 10:30am to 2:30pm to conduct scheduled guided tours at 11am & 1pm. Volunteers must have excellent communication skills and be able to work with groups of all ages and sizes.  Comprehensive and ongoing training is provided in all...

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    SPOT THAT WHALE – new mobile exhibit

    by  • August 12, 2016

    NEW EXHIBIT !!!   SPOT THAT WHALE mobile exhibit It’s whale watching time as the Humpbacks start to head back south on their way home to Antarctica. As they cruise past our headlands and bays, those of us lucky enough to see them may get to witness some magnificant and energetic behaviours typical of...

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    Having a slime time with our new occupant

    by  • July 12, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    Deep sea creatures have always excited and delighted people with their weird ways and the hagfish is no different. The hagfish, otherwise known as a slime eel, is an eel like fish that lives on the ocean floor. They look like a worm, eel and star nosed mole had a baby and produced a blind...

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