• Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation - Funded Project

Marine Animal Featured

The Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to funding and promoting independent marine research projects. Through research and rescue activities, the Foundation aims to help build our knowledge and appreciation of the wondrous variety of life in our oceans.

The Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SWRRFI) has been a major benefactor of marine research in Australia since incorporation in 1993.

The Foundation seeks to encourage and assist marine sciences and to date has supported over 140 research projects relating to aspects of the biology of marine vertebrates selected by our Scientific Advisory Committee.

  • Feeling the heat? So are sea turtles

    Featured Research

    Dr Booth discovered that the temperature of a green turtle nests not only determines their gender but their physical ability.

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  • Bird

    Bird

    Over the last 20 years the Foundation has funded 11 bird projects including little penguin, Australasian gannet and mutton birds.

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  • Dolphin

    Dolphin

    Over the last 20 years the Foundation has funded 14 dolphin projects including near threatened Australian snubfin dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin.

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  • Dugong

    Dugong

    Over the last 20 years the Foundation has funded 11 dugong projects ranging from genetic tagging to habitat use.

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  • Fish

    Fish

    Over the last 20 years the Foundation has funded 32 projects ranging from the effects of ocean acidification to the use of reef fish mucus as sunscreen.

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  • Seal & Sea Lion

    Seal & Sea Lion

    Over the last 20 years the Foundation has funded 25 seal and sea lion projects ranging from measuring the effects of human activity to understanding breading habits of the world's rarest sea lion.

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  • Shark & Ray

    Shark & Ray

    Over the last 20 years the Foundation has funded 24 shark & ray projects including bull sharks, manta rays and the critically endangered narrow sawfish.

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  • Turtle & Sea Snake

    Turtle & Sea Snake

    Over the last 20 years the Foundation has funded 13 turtle & sea snake projects ranging from the effect of rising temperatures on turtle hatchlings to the impact of vessel traffic.

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  • Whale

    Whale

    Over the last 20 years the Foundation has funded projects on species including humpback whales and blue whales.

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  • Applications

    Applications

    In February each year the Foundation calls for expressions of interest. A limited number of projects are short-listed on the basis of their high scientific merit and likely contribution to the Foundation's objectives.

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  • Research Publications

    Research Publications

    Publications on Marine Vertebrate Research supported by the Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation. Here you will find a list of peer-reviewed publications which illustrate some of the research supported by the Foundation.

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