Sea Shepherd Cairns
Upcoming Events 2014:
7th September 2014
Come and meet the Cairns Sea Shepherd on-shore crew at the Carnival on Collins. Great merchandise and information about our current campaigns or sign up to be a Direct Action Crew member for as little as $10.00 per month.
Wednesday 6 November from 7pm Ocean defence tour
Centre of Contemporary Arts, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns
Tickets $25, available from www.artscairns.com.au OR Ticket line (07) 4088 1010
Captain Peter Hammarstedt will speak about the upcoming Antarctic campaign and also present videos showcasing Sea Shepherd's vital marine conservation work.
A post-event function will be held for guests after the presentation.
Check back here for upcoming events in North Queensland. If you are interested in volunteering in Cairns please email email@example.com for more information. We would love your help!
Sunday 17 August 2014 Checking in with our clients
Onshore volunteers from Sea Shepherd Cairns Chapter was treated to an amazing day of Whale Watching on the Great Barrier Reef on Sunday 17 August. The wonderfully kind people at Reef Magic Cruises donated 2 free tickets to us in recognition of the work that the volunteer do.
As we were gathering in the Terminal to book in, all proudly wearing the Sea Shepherd Golly Roger T-shirts you could tell we were all a little excited. 30 mins out into the blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef, we started searching the waters for the first glimpse of any whales. On a boat of a hundred or so people, it was our Co-ordinator Ali that first spotted a fin of nothing other than a Humpback.
Those 100 or so people started jostling for the best viewing position. The Shepherds were excited, it was also a very emotional sighting of the magnificence of these mammals breaching and fin slapping. There were a few tears of joy behind sunglasses and beaming smiles. As with any animal in their natural environment, you are never guaranteed a sighting, but to our luck we had a wonderful display. The pinnacle was seeing two males alongside a female, perhaps showing off for her attention, they certainly had ours. The display was a reminder of why we do what we do, why we choose to be part of such a movement, Sea Shepherd has campaigned to protect these whales from illegal whaling activities on many campaigns.
As a group of volunteers this social outing was not only moving, it was bonding. We shared an experience that we are incredibly lucky to be able to witness, the migration through the Great Barrier Reef.
In Cairns we are a small committed group that will continue to do their bit for the oceans as every little bit contributes. We would welcome anyone that has that same passion to join us as a volunteer.
Thank you to all that have given a little or a lot of their time and passion to Defend, Conserve, Protect.
Finally, again we would like to thank the support of Reef Magic Cruises Cairns for their hospitality and support, we are happy to have a partnership with this locally based organisation.
13th July Stall at Holloways Beach Market
Great day was at Holloway's Beach Markets - glorious weather and a huge thanks to Cairns locals for their support!
For the Oceans
Welcome to our New Cairns Coordinators!
Welcome to our new Cairns Coordinators Sergio and Alison who are doing a brilliant job in Cairns keeping the Sea Shepherd presence alive!
Cairns Co-ordinator Helen meets Captain Paul Watson
While on her way home to Cairns our fantastic Cairns Co-ordinator stopped off in Sydney to visit the Bob Barker and its crew. Lucky for Helen, Paul Watson was also on board visiting his volunteers, so Helen got the chance to have a chat with Paul and grabbed a photo as well.
20th August, 2011
Meet Jack Bakker, an energetic and passionate 8 year old Sea Shepherd Conservation Society supporter from Yungaburra on the Atherton tablelands. When Jack's school had a fancy dress day recently instead of dressing as Ben 10, Batman or even the ledgendary Ninja Turtles, Jack decided to go in his Sea Shepherd gear. Jack and many children like him are the new generation of supporters helping to raise awareness about the plight of our oceans and planet. So if you ever see Jack around town give him a big thumbs up and say thanks. On behalf of Sea Shepherd and Captain Paul Watson "Thanks Jack".
June 12th, 2011
The North Queensland chapter of Sea Shepherd is getting great support from market-goers. Here is chapter co-ordinator Helen running a stall at Rustys Markets. Come visit us next time you're heading to the markets!
April 17th, 2011
Tanks Markets - Cairns
The new North Queensland chapter of Sea Shepherd got off to a great start with their first stall at the Tanks Markets in Cairns. There was a lot of encouraging support from members of the public and interest in volunteering for the organisation, as well as some generous donations and merchandise sales. Thanks to everyone who went along and supported the new chapter, and if you missed them this time make sure to visit the markets again on May 29th when they will be hosting another stall.
North Queensland volunteers Phil and Helen