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Meet John

Spring '23 Newsletter
October 13, 2023

Turning the Tide Newsletter – Spring 2023

Meet John

John Turnbull is a marine ecologist and underwater photographer and has been a Sea Guardian since 2012.

John feels extremely fortunate that his passion is his ‘day job’. “I’m working on marine communities from Antarctica to the Great Barrier Reef. I’m interested in the relationship between humans and the marine environment, particularly the positive actions we can take including stewardship, protected areas and sustainability.”

His love for our oceans is broad “I find cuttlefish fascinating, sharks spectacular, and kelp forests and coral reefs incredible. Whenever I dive, I find something new to explore and learn about. Just this month, on 2 dives in Botany Bay, I photographed 3 different eastern blue devil fish – a protected species. How good is that?!” John says he is a Sea Guardian because “I support a number of not-for-profit organisations as they speak for our marine life, which lacks a voice of its own. AMCS is a leader in this, acting to conserve our ocean wildlife for over half a century.”

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