• Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation - Funded Project


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 and considers applications from both the private and public sectors.

  • 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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  • Featured Research

    Feeling the heat? So are sea turtles.

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

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  • Conservation, Science & Research

    Conservation, Science & Research

    Did you know...Fish like young Damselfish can get skin damage from UV rays. So to protect themselves they use natural sunscreens!

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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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