Sunday, 30 May 2010

Harbour biodiversity (3 of 3)


The Sydney Institute of Marine Science is a joint venture between the four Sydney-based universities and was established in 2006. It is housed in the old navy mine disposal station at Chowder Bay which is reached via Middle Head. Belinda here is deeply immersed in research on cuttlefish.


As well as research (they have 25 PhD's of research dangling from their jetty alone!) one of their major briefs is to engage with and inform the community. After a talk in one of their lecture rooms and a tour of their acquarium, we tucked into a wonderful lunch-box on the Clifton Gardens jetty before our ferry trip back up the harbour.
The next offering in this program by the Maritime Museum is a tour of all 8 lighthouses in the harbour on 19th August.

15 comments:

Tash said...

Fantastic portrait and amazing scenery.

TheChieftess said...

lovely...all three!!!

Ineke said...

What a beautiful woman.

Jingle said...

lovely photos,
I like water a lot.

Steffe said...

Seems like an interesting trip. And yes, some fine photographs as well.

Jouir la vie said...

Very interesting or me, and the riverboat is greatful...
Servus says
Kvelli

Joan Elizabeth said...

Lovely photo of Belinda. Cuttlefish ... another exotic aquatic animal like the sea horses.

Bill said...

Sounds like the MM of Sydney is a great community oriented organisation. Something for you to look forward to on the 18th August, Julie.

paul said...

Great shots and interesting text as always. Will you follow up with detailed images of all the interesting critters?

Ann said...

Cute little ferry. That lighthouse tour sounds brilliant - I want to retire too.

Peter said...

those clouds again behind the ferry are powerful, great portrait too.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Oh, wow! Look at the sky behind that ferry boat. Wonderful.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

That's interesting!

J Bar said...

Brilliant clouds above the ferries.

this too will pass said...

nice portrait