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Keynote Speaking.

A dynamic, memorable, passionate & thought-provoking team of professional speakers, who educate, enlighten & entertain audiences with their diverse knowledge, experience & expertise.
Keynote Speaking

Meet Your Speakers.

The Marine Discoveries team is made up of highly trained marine biologists (postgraduates) who research and communicate about the GBR through their work on a daily basis. All full-time staff are also Master Reef Guides. With their diverse knowledge, expertise, and experience in storytelling they are perfectly suited to speak at your next event.

Gareth Phillips
  • MSc Zoology, Marine Mammals
  • BSc Hons. Marine Ecology
  • Master Reef Guide
  • Certified Australian Eco-Guide

Gareth Phillips

Principal Marine Biologist

With over 20 years international Marine Sciences experience and 10 years plus researching the Great Barrier Reef, Gareth brings a wealth of expert knowledge to any conference or speaking engagement, delivering keynote speaches, expert panels and session hosting. Gareths' insightful talks and presentations are not only filled with proven scientific research and theory but more importantly with practical knowledge and vast personal experience, bringing a new dimension to these important topics.

His boundless enthusiasm, passion and engaging presentation style immediately places audiences at ease whilst capturing and maintaining their attention with a rare mix of science and humour creating a truly memorable and regularly talked about experience.

Engagement Types

  • Keynote, introductory and closing presentations
  • Panel discussions and Subject Matter Expert sessions
  • Conference, Seminar, Institution and Education Programs
  • Content creation for electronic, print or broadcast mediums and news agencies

Specialist Areas

  • Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Coral bleaching, regeneration and life-cycle
  • Marine Mammal and Dolphin Research
  • Marine Conservation, Management and Public Engagement
  • Climate change and it's effects on the Great Barrier Reef
Abby Seymour
  • MSc Science Communication
  • BSc Animal Behaviour
  • Master Reef Guide

Abby Seymour

Project Coordinator and Senior Marine Biologist

Working as a marine biologist since 2012, Abby has a wide experience based on researching coral reefs around the world. Her communication skills are informative and audience appropriate, she can adapt information to suit any audience and its needs. Through her passion and experience, she can bring any topic to life.

Engagement Types

  • Keynote, introductory and closing presentations
  • Conference, Seminar, Institution and Education Programs
  • Content creation for electronic, print or broadcast mediums and news agencies

Specialist Areas

  • Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Marine inhabitants’ behaviours and interconnectivity
  • Coral reef field research
  • Climate change and its effects on coral reefs

How To Engage Marine Discoveries.

Marine Discoveries are based in Cairns, the gateway of the Great Barrier Reef in tropical Far North Queensland. They travel all over Australia, neighbouring regions and internationally raising awareness of, advocating for, and speaking about the need for Marine conservation, preservation and the effects of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef.

In-Person

Marine Discovery presenters like nothing more than to be a part of things in person, meeting and talking with attendee's and other speakers. They are just as much at home in-front of large audiences as with smaller groups or simply mingling at more specialised events.

Video & Voice Conference

If time, location or travel is a factor, Marine Discoveries are more than happy to make an appearance via video-link or voice-call providing the same level of audience engagement as if they were there in person.

Video Production

With the amazing backdrop of Far North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef, Marine Discoveries can produce and commentate on a number of pre-prepared topics for later use within your organisation for educational and conservation purposes.

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Acknowledgement Of Country
Marine Discoveries acknowledges, recognises and respects the Elders, families and forebears of the the Bama Peoples – the Aboriginal rainforest people who are traditional custodians/owners of the lands that cover our region. We also acknowledge, recognise and respect other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who call our region and the Great Barrier Reef their home.
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