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

    by  • October 5, 2016 • 0 Comments

    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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    Having a slime time with our new occupant

    by  • July 12, 2016 • 0 Comments

    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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    Work Experience Blog

    by  • June 14, 2016 • 0 Comments

    We are year ten students from Eden Marine High School and we have recently just finished a week of work experience at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. Our week at the Marine Discovery Centre has been great. We’ve done things from art and craft to interacting with the marine life here at the...

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    Speaker Spotlight #5

    by  • May 23, 2016 • 0 Comments

    In the lead up to our Annual Marine Science Forum on the 28th and 29th of May, we will feature a post about each of the scientists presenting this year. This week we would like to introduce you to: Doug Reckord Principal at Bournda Environmental Education Centre Forum presentation: IT’S TIME TO END THE GAME OF THROWNTM AWAY STUFF!...

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    Speaker Spotlight #4

    by  • May 6, 2016 • 0 Comments

    In the lead up to our Annual Marine Science Forum on the 28th and 29th of May, we will feature a post about each of the scientists presenting this year. This week we would like to introduce you to: Karen Raubenheimer PhD Candidate, ANCORS, University of Wollongong Forum presentation: How can the world control marine plastic debris?...

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    Speaker Spotlight #3

    by  • April 29, 2016 • 0 Comments

    In the lead up to our Annual Marine Science Forum on the 28th and 29th of May, we will feature a post about each of the scientists presenting this year. This week we would like to introduce you to: Dr Jennifer Lavers Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies Forum presentation: When nowhere is safe: ‘disposable’ plastic on the world’s...

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    Speaker Spotlight #1

    by  • April 18, 2016 • 0 Comments

    In the lead up to our Annual Marine Science Forum on the 28th and 29th of May, we will feature a post about each of the scientists presenting this year. This week we would like to introduce you to: Heidi Taylor Tangaroa Blue Foundation Forum presentation: If all we do is clean-up, that’s all we’ll ever do! Volunteers...

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    Marine Science Forum price reduced!

    by  • March 23, 2016 • 0 Comments

    The SCMDC Marine Science forum is on in just over 2 months and preparations are well underway. The theme of marine debris is a growing global issue and we plan to look at it locally and internationally and see what we can do to help. We have been lucky in securing support from REX...

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