#marineexplorer

About Us

We are a community-based organisation that is dedicated to sharing information about our amazing underwater world, so that more people can appreciate it and ultimately contribute to it's conservation.

Inspire people

Underwater photography to highlight the beauty and intrigue of the ocean  

Videos for education and conservation issues       

Articles posted online and in newsletters

  

  

Engage the community

Workshops for clubs and other community groups

Education programs in schools and youth organisations

Environmental funding applications and project management

  

  

Conserve our oceans and the life within

Fish ID and Reef Life Surveys (RLS)

Cleanup days and marine debris surveys

Scientific diving training and low-impact diving

Red-lined flabellina - Flabellina rubrolineata

Half-banded seaperch - Hypoplectrodes maccullochi

Gloomy octopus - Octopus tetricus

To contact us, email by clicking here...

News

John Turnbullok we're a bit overdue telling you about this one - our Flickr site passed 1 million views in September last year. Right now we're up to 1.4 million!

5/26/2016

    John TurnbullABC article on the crayweed project uses one of Marine Explorer's photos; scientist observing crayweed at Palm Beach

    5/26/2016

      John TurnbullThe Mercury article on Smithsonian / RLS research uses one of Marine Explorer's photos - Sue Newson and a seahorse in Jervis Bay

      5/26/2016

        John TurnbullCoverage of the Dragons of Sydney citizen science program in the Manly Daily / Telegraph http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/csi-style-search-for-sydneys-weedy-seadragons-with-genetic-samples-and-fingerprints/story-fngr8hax-12

        4/10/2015

          John TurnbullMarine Explorer features in the Sunday Tele for Reef Life Surveys http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/sydney-reef-life-survey-to-tally-all-marine-life-under-the-sea/story-fni0cx12-1227279342434

          4/10/2015

            John TurnbullMarine Explorer (John Turnbull) and the URG team in Jervis Bay on the ABC's 730 report! http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2015/s4182002.htm

            2/22/2015

              John TurnbullUnderwater Sydney and Mountains to Sea Aquariums are sharing our videos; spread the love guys!

              9/4/2014

                John TurnbullOver 400,000 Flickr views!

                9/2/2014

                  John TurnbullSydney Underwater has been upgraded to NSW Underwater! We've added photos and videos for sites including Lord Howe Island, Solitary Islands, Broughton Island, Port Stephens and more. Click here to explore the map http://marineexplorer.org/Map.aspx

                  9/2/2014

                    John TurnbullThe Wilderness Society is using some of our photos in their celebration of the beauty of nature

                    9/2/2014

                      John TurnbullHmmm it seems the Daily Telegraph used a collection of our photos in a display of "Magical marine life"... http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/photos-fni0cx12-1226766752207?page=1&nk=97408a42c79c0ebb014a52ee8ab9e52b

                      7/6/2014

                        John TurnbullAttending the annual Australian Marine Science Association conference this week in Canberra - so much to see and hear in four days!

                        7/6/2014

                          John TurnbullA couple of our species-specific videos have been purchased by a production company for use in a TV series on dangerous Australian animals - watch this space for more information on it's release

                          7/6/2014

                            John TurnbullMarine Explorer has been awarded a project to provide a large number of photos for an exhibition in Sydney later this year. The details are confidential but stay tuned; it opens in November!

                            6/16/2014

                              John TurnbullRLS have published an article on the Lord Howe Island surveys http://reeflifesurvey.com/2014/04/07/lord-howe-island-survey-trip-written-by-rls-diver-john-turnbull/

                              4/7/2014

                                John TurnbullThe Reef Life Survey of Lord Howe Island was a huge success; 10 divers conducted over 100 surveys across 50 sites. The data will allow ongoing study of fish and invertebrate species on the island, including trends and movements.

                                4/7/2014

                                  John TurnbullVery exciting - have just been offered a place on the Reef Life Survey of Lord Howe Island next year; two weeks of marine surveys based at the research station. Plenty of photos and stories to come!

                                  12/15/2013

                                    John TurnbullIt's great to see all the support we're getting on our Facebook page; over 750 followers now. https://www.facebook.com/MarineExplorer

                                    12/2/2013

                                      John TurnbullThanks for the postings everyone, both here and on Facebook. Nice shot of the rockcod Wander! There are lots of new photos on our Facebook and Flickr pages (see links below). I'll be adding a few more articles this week.

                                      9/25/2013

                                        The beautiful red rockcod! We can see them in our coastal waters, usually well laid on the bottom. This species belongs to the same order of the famous lionfish. Photo taken in Shelly beach.

                                        9/12/2013