Rescue

Rescue

Rehabilitate

Rehabilitate

Research

Research

Release

Release

Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation – AMWRRO

Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation (AMWRRO), providing a rescue and rehabilitation service for our incredibly unique Australian marine wildlife species.

Found an injured marine animal?

All in a Days’ Work

Peter the Southern Giant Petrel released after several weeks on care.

Peter the Southern Giant Petrel released after several weeks on care.

Sunny release after being rescued from the Onkaparinga River and almost lifeless on admission.

Sunny release after being rescued from the Onkaparinga River and almost lifeless on admission.

Southern Giant Petrels, Pelicans and Penguins have all been successfully treated and released over the past few weeks here at AMWRRO.

Sunny the Pelican was rescued from the Onkaparinga River several weeks ago by AMWRRO Volunteer Brinkley and after several weeks of intense treatment she was released by AMWRRO Crew Nicole and Siobhan at her initial rescue location. Special thanks to all those involved in her initial rescue, rehabilitation and release.  

Peter the Southern Giant Petrel was rescued by Wildlife Welfare Organisation and promptly delivered to AMWRRO for long term rehabilitation. After several weeks of care and fattening up this young bird was successfully released south of Adelaide at an isolated beach where it took flight shortly after release.

World Renowned Artist Emma Hack

A special thanks to the wonderful world renowned artist Emma Hack for her continued support to AMWRRO.

Emma Hack Art Prize is proud to announce the 32 finalists (an extra 2 finalists due to aligning scores) to be exhibited the March at The Adelaide Convention Centre as part of The Adelaide Fringe Festival, 3rd – 30th March.

Emma Hack Art Prize winner will receive $5000 (acquisitive) and an Emma Hack Art Prize sculpture by emerging glass artist Zoe Woods.

People’s Choice Prize winner will receive $2000 thanks to Raw Pearls.

Official Launch of all finalists Wednesday 5th, 6-8pm @ The Adelaide Convention Centre.

Official Presentation of Winners – Invitation Only – Sunday 30th March.

All works (excluding the winner of Emma Hack Art Prize will be available to purchase throughout the exhibition. 15% of all sales to be donated to AMWRRO

Another 9.75 tons of rubbish removed from Torrens Island

AMWRRO and Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) remove yet another huge load of rubbish from sensitive areas on Torrens Island.

Rubbish removed from Torrens Island

Rubbish removed from Torrens Island

Over the past 9 years AMWRRO has been conducting rubbish removal operations on Torrens Island and collecting important data as each item removed is documented into survey reports. These reports allow us to track seasonal changes and therefore the rubbish that people and industry disregard into or around the Port River Estuary environments. AMWRRO has found a 75% increase in bait bags and foam esky’s in summer months verses that of winter months.

Unfortunately there is always commonly found industrial items opposite certain sites e.g. chemical drums, welding face masks, large plastic insulating items and buoys with long lengths of rope attached etc.; these items are found scattered across the western beaches of Torrens Island. Opposite the Torrens Island Markets and upstream from the North Arm region hundreds of plastic bag butts are found littering the pristine beaches of Torrens Island.

Hundreds of Plastic bag butts found on Torrens Island

Hundreds of Plastic bag butts found on Torrens Island

This data is extremely important as all rubbish found on Torrens Island is considered floating debris due to the restricted access to the Island; this unfortunately means these items are also floating in and around Barker Inlet and the Port Rover Estuary regions 24/7, coming in contact with many marine species.

Torrens Island Markets every Sunday at North Arm

Torrens Island Markets every Sunday at North Arm

Last year AMWRRO and CVA crew removed a whopping 9.75 tons of rubbish from Torrens Island over 19 working days; 6 of which CVA crew attended and removed 4.5 tons. These efforts will again be mimicked in 2014 and beyond.

Additional educational campaigns will be launched in an attempt to reduce the amount of rubbish that is discarded in this extremely important and sensitive area.

A special thank you to all AMWRRO and CVA crew for dedicating so much time and effort to this operation and for continuing to support this important work. We look forward to working with you all in the next round of clean up days in 2014 and beyond.