Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation

What We Believe In

Sea World Cruises is proud to be partners with The Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation. The foundation, setup up in 1993 has helped hundreds of marine based research projects including but not limited to: Whales, Sharks, Turtles, Dolphins, Dugongs, Seals and Sea Birds.

The vision of non-profit Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation Inc. is to understand, protect & support the marine environment for future generations.

The Sea World Research & Rescue teams actively work in marine animal rescues has resulted in outstanding success in rehabilitating and saving many sick, injured and stranded animals in the wild.

Animal Welfare

Our vision is to understand, protect and support the marine environment for future generations.

Conservation

The Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to funding and promoting independent marine research projects.

Education

Our vision is to understand, protect and support the marine environment for future generations.

Scientific Advisory Committee

Through research and rescue activities, Sea World aims to help build our knowledge and appreciation of the wondrous variety of life in our oceans. The Sea World Research & Rescue foundation considers applications from both private and public sectors. To apply for funding, email the foundation for further information or click here

Applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the Scientific Advisory Committee.

Professor Iain Suthers (Chair)

Professor Iain Suthers (Chair)

Professor Iain Suthers joined the Committee in 2001 and became the Committee Chair in 2014. He is a Professor in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Sydney Institute of Marine Science, University of New South Wales.

Professor Mark Hindell​

Professor Mark Hindell

Professor Mark Hindell joined the Committee in 1995 and currently runs the Antarctic Wildlife Research Unit in the School of Zoology, University of Tasmania.

Dr Jennifer Ovenden​

Dr Jennifer Ovenden

Dr Jennifer Ovenden joined the Committee in 2004 and is a Principal Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the University of Queensland where she leads the Molecular Fisheries Laboratory.

Dr Janet Lanyon

Dr Janet Lanyon

Dr Janet Lanyon joined the Committee in 2019. She is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland where she leads the Marine Vertebrate Ecology Research Group.

Professor Peter Harrison

Professor Peter Harrison

Professor Peter Harrison joined the Committee in 2012 and is the founding Director of the Marine Ecology Research Centre and the Director of Marine Studies at Southern Cross University.

Dr Lynne van Herwerden

Dr Lynne van Herwerden

Dr Lynne van Herwerden joined the Committee in 2014 and is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Science & Engineering, School of Marine & Tropical Biology at James Cook University.

For more information, please visit the Sea World Conservation page

How can you help?

Injured Marine Life

Found injured marine life?

The Sea World Rescue Team’s pioneering work in marine animal rescues has resulted in outstanding success in rehabilitating and saving many sick, injured and stranded animals in the wild. On call 24/7.

Call 07 5588 2222 (9:00am to 5:00pm) or 07 5588 2177 (After Hours).

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Donate today and help the Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation understand, protect and support the marine environment for future generations.

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