Here you will find links to news articles and television programs that have featured Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters and Sea Shelter.
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Port Stephens Examiner
SEA SHELTER GREEN SEA TURTLE RELEASE IN NELSON BAY A HIGHLIGHT IN OTHERWISE ‘CONCERNING’ TREND OF DEATHS IN PORT STEPHENS
TOURIST NUMBERS PLUMMET IN PORT STEPHENS THANKS TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Ryan and Lia Pereira say patronage of their Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters is down up to 90 per cent.
ENVIRONMENTAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL
Lia and Ryan were awarded on Australia Day 2021 and also nominated for the NSW Environmental Citizen of the Year.
Read about them here and here in the Port Stephens Examiner, Sydney Morning Herald, and News of the Area
SEA SHELTER VOLUNTEERS REMOVE 9KM OF FISHING LINE & 2443 PIECES OF RUBBISH
Twice a year volunteers gather at Nelson Bay don gloves, grab garbage bags and scour the break walls for rubbish that would otherwise end up in the Bay.
News of the Area
GABBI THE TURTLE RELEASED AT FLY POINT MARINE SANCTUARY
For workers in animal rehabilitation there is no more magical moment than when a creature in your care is returned to the wild.
PORT STEPHENS WOMEN IN BUSINESS SUPPORTING EACH OTHER
The group held a meeting at Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters with 40 local businesswomen in attendance.
SAVING PORT STEPHEN’S ENDANGERED TURTLES
Sea Shelter, working with Taronga Zoo and other wildlife organisations helps to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick and injured sea turtles.
The team from Sydney Weekender visited Port Stephens and included a visit to Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters
THE EFFECT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON LOCAL SPECIES
Lia talks about how the ocean plays a role in climate change by removing carbon dioxide in large amounts.
ALLY THE GREEN SEA TURTLE SWIMS FREE AFTER SUCCESSFUL REHABILITATION
Sea Shelter are now off and running with the release of their very first rehabilitated sea turtle here in Port Stephens.
SEA SHELTER & IRUKANDJI TURNING BAY INTO A BRIDGE FOR MARINE ANIMAL CARE
Sea Shelter celebrating after the successful rescue, rehabilitation and release of a green sea turtle, all in Port Stephens.
EXPERIENCE A SHARK AND RAY ENCOUNTER NOW AT ANNA BAY
HUNTERhunter talks about the new facility and all the new and old experiences you can have there.
PORT STEPHENS HOLIDAY GUIDE SPRING: READY TO HOST SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN
The Port Stephens Holiday Guide featuring the new facility at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters
COMMERCIAL FISHING DEADLY BYCATCH
Ryan talks about the result of a bycatch found on Jimmys Beach and Sea Shelter efforts to rescue the surviving animals
VOLUNTEERS SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS IN A HUGE BYCATCH
Sea Shelter volunteers spent 7 hours searching for survivors in a huge bycatch found on Jimmys Beach.
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TURTLE RESCUED BY SEA SHELTER NOW IN CARE AT IRUKANDJI
Local vets have volunteered their time and expertise to assist the sea turtle who has an injured flipper.
ULTIMATE PORT STEPHENS AUSTRALIA TRAVEL GUIDE | Weekend Getaway Trip from Sydney
YouTubers visit Port Stephens and show all the fun things to do including Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters
Nick and Helmi YouTube
IRUKANDJI CELEBRATES OPENING ON SHARK AWARENESS DAY
Shark Awareness Day 2020 brings wonderful news that Irukandji is re-opening in a brand new location.
IRUKANDJI SHARK AND RAY ENCOUNTERS BACK IN BUSINESS
Feature on NBN about the re-opening of the brand new facility at Anna Bay after Covid restrictions.
END OF CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN IN SIGHT FOR PORT STEPHENS SHARK CENTRE
With the grand opening interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Irukandji will soon be back up and running.
HARD WORK PAYING OFF FOR RYAN & LIA OF SEA SHELTER AND IRUKANDJI SHARK AND RAY ENCOUNTERS
Hunter Hero segment on Ryan and Lia’s conservation efforts
IRUKANDJI SHARK & RAY ENCOUNTERS ENDURING THROUGH PANDEMIC
The new Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters was due to open earlier this month, but it’s now playing the waiting game, and finding unique ways to stay afloat.
FIGHT TO KEEP SERVICE SWIMMING
The coronavirus pandemic has forced Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters to close and enter survival mode with more than 250 animals to care for.
ADVENTURE ALL STARS VISIT IRUKANDJI
Adventure All Stars got to feed and interact with some stunning marine life at the Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters while filming in the Hunter Valley, NSW.
Adventure All Stars
CORONAVIRUS: IRUKANDJI SHARK & RAY ENCOUNTERS APPEALS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Due to open on April 1st, Covid-19 has forced Irukandji to postpone, leaving owners financially strapped.
IRUKANDJI DESPERATE APPEAL TO HELP FEED ENDANGERED MARINE ANIMALS
While many businesses are being put into hibernation, due to COVID-19 Irukandji Shark and Ray Centre is facing a devastating situation.
PORT STEPHENS CONSERVATION GROUP SEA SHELTER PRESENTING NIGHT OF COMEDY
Environmental conservation is no joking matter but a Port Stephens group dedicated to protecting and preserving oceans and marine life are using the power of laughter to fund its work.
ANNA BAY TO GET PURPOSE BUILD MARINE LIFE HOSPITAL AT NEW IRUKANDJI SITE
The move or Irukandji to the new site will see the creation of a marine hospital
MARINE PARKS ASSOCIATION NEXT COMMUNITY TALK TO FOCUS ON ECO IDEAS
Lia will be speaking about caring for the oceans and reducing humanity’s footprint at the next Sea Stories event.
IRUKANDJI SET TO MOVE FROM BOBS FARM TO FORMER ANNA BAY OVAL SITE
As part of a 10-year strategy to build a world class aquarium, owners have agreed to purchase 3.5-hectare block from local council.
WORLD OCEAN DAY AT FINGAL BAY
It was a hands up success for the first Fingal Forage where event participants scavenged for trash around Fingal Bay in a #togetherwecan event.
SEA SHELTER LEAD SECOND CLEAN UP OF BOBS FARM MANGROVES, NOW LOOKING TO FINGAL FORAGE FOR WORLD OCEANS DAY
Sea Shelter, along with other local businesses, will host an event in Fingal Bay on June 8 to mark World Oceans Day.
SEA SHELTER AND THE COMMUNITY TURNS OUT TO CLEAN UP MARSH ROAD MANGROVES
The volunteer clean-up of the Mangroves at Marsh Road in Bob’s Farm is just one example of people turning out to do the right thing.
SEA SHELTER’S NARSH ROAD MANGROVE CLEAN-UP
After a successful clean-up of the mangroves on Marsh Road, Sea Shelter is donning their gum boots, and gloves once again.
SEA SHELTER CLEANS UP BREAK-WALL AND MARINA AT NELSON BAY
In a second clean up this year Sea Shelter volunteers picked through the rocks on the Nelson Bay breakwall and dove the marina collecting a massive amount of rubbish.
WHITE RIBBON WALK CLEANS UP BIRUBI BEACH WITH SEA SHELTER AND THE PORT STEPHENS PRO
Almost 100 people gathered at Birubi Beach to kick off the Port Stephens Toyota Pro surf competition and to participate in a White Ribbon Awareness Walk and Beach Clean Up.
HUNTER SHARK SANCTUARY CHANGING ATTITUDES
A Port Stephens tourist attraction is using education to attack misconceptions about sharks.
SEA SHELTER CLEANED UP MANGROVES AT BOBS FARM, PORT STEPHENS
61 helpers turned up to improve the condition of a 3.5km stretch of mangroves removing nearly 3 tonnes of rubbish.
SHARKS AND RAYS – CRITTACAM
Pete explores the perils of the ocean and learns so much about ocean conservation at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters.
SEA SHELTER VOLUNTEERS PULL 2867 PIECES OF RUBBISH FROM NELSON BAY BREAK-WALL
Six divers and nine members of the Port Stephens-based Sea Shelter organisation collected 2867 pieces of rubbish from the water inside the breakwall and along the wall itself.
SEA SHELTER A NEW MARINE CONSERVATION ENTITY FOR PORT STEPHENS & HUNTER REGIONS
Sea Shelter is a new Port Stephens Not-For-Profit, dedicated to local marine conservation, founded by Ryan and Lia Pereira.
IRUKANDJI SHARK AND RAY ENCOUNTERS SAVES BAMBOO SHARK PUP FROM DEATH
A shark pup, destined to die, has been nursed into the world, inside an artificial egg.
GET UP CLOSE TO OCEAN LIFE AT IRUKANDJI SHARK AND RAY ENCOUNTERS
Kids and adults can experience ocean life in a hands on and exciting way.
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