Underwater Secrets - Sydney Harbour Revealed
Immerse yourself in Sydney Harbour ......Without getting wet!
Join us on a revealing harbour cruise aboard Lady Hopetoun, a 1902 Steamship and the Flagship of Sydney Heritage Fleet whilst enjoying a running commentary revealing the "Underwater Secrets" of Sydney Harbour by an expert marine scientist from the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS).
Sydney Harbour is an Australian icon that is admired, cherished and part of our everyday life! But rarely do we look below the surface where kelp forests, sweeping seagrass meadows, rocky reefs and sponge gardens provide food and shelter for an astonishing array of creatures - some plentiful, some rare, some celebrated and some feared!
With a surface area smaller than Manhattan, Sydney Harbour is home to a greater diversity of fish than the entire Mediterranean or the coasts of New Zealand and Great Britain. How is this possible? An extraordinary geological past and an unusual set of circumstances have resulted in Sydney Harbour's incredible biological diversity.
SIMS is an active research community that works hard to understand the effects that the many activities now conducted in and around the harbour have on this diversity and the natural processes that underpin ecosystem resilience.
Where better than on the harbour itself to learn about the extraordinary underwater world of Sydney Harbour, get an insight into the issues of a highly urbanised estuary and learn about past and present marine science in Sydney.
Tickets are $60 per person ($54 for Members). Tea/coffee and a light meal are provided, so there is no need to bring anything on the day.
For dates, see the drop down list below. The cruise will be approximately 3 hours.
"Having lived at Clifton Gardens for the last 72 years and always mucking about in boats on the wonderful harbour, I learnt a lot more thanks to your very knowledgeable clear presentations." - Michael H. Schultz
Book online here, or phone (02) 9298 3888.
Last modified on Friday, 01-Mar-2013 14:34:48 EST