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A Special Gathering of Extraordinary People of the Sea

world oceans day

A dynamic and compelling collection of stories that will take you on a journey from the shallows of the coral reef to the depths of the oceans.


Stuart Ireland – ‘What happened when the lights went out’

Ben Jones -‘Introducing the Flatback Turtle – an Aussie local and unsung hero of the turtle world’

Dean Miller- ‘Adventure for Change- filming the sea in far away places’

John Rumney –   ‘Curious Encounters: Minkes Whales

Jeremiah Johnson – ‘Music for the Coral Sea’

15min Break

Xanthe Rivett – ‘Colours and Characters of the Coral Sea’

Jennie Gilbert – ‘The Perils, Plights and Hopes of Our Turtles’

Richard Fitzpatrick – ‘Tagging Tigers and Wrestling Whitetips – the challenges, science and art of shark research’

Imogen Zethoven – ‘A Journey Towards Protection: The Coral Sea Marine Reserve’

Fun debate with the diving industry ‘When Nemo retires who will be the next icon of the sea?”

Live Music




Date:  Saturday 8th June 2013
Time: 5pm for a 5.30pm start
Venue: Salthouse Bar and Resturant, Cairns Marina
Cost: Free
RSVP: marine@nullcafnec.org.au (appreciated but not required)