Sharnie Connell

Sydney Marine Campaigner

Location: Sydney

Sharnie Connell has joined us part time as our dedicated Sydney Marine Park Campaigner in a joint role between Australian Marine Conservation Society and the Nature Conservation Council NSW. She joins us to champion our campaign for a Marine Park for Sydney – a beautiful region in which less than 1% of our waters are protected.

Sharnie has a background in Science majoring in Psychology, she is fascinated by animal and human behaviour and interaction and how we can engage people in the protection of the marine environment.

Sharnie is passionate about the ocean and spends much of her time underwater. She is a qualified divemaster and regular long distance ocean swimmer. She brings a wealth of knowledge of experience previously working on the National No Shark Cull campaign. She has a great deal of hands on experience with working directly to rehabilitate sick and injured marine life and educating others about the importance of marine protection at her time at SEALIFE Sanctuary.