'Whale Watching in Bermagui' Artist: Narelle Perroux

'Whale Watching in Bermagui' Artist: Narelle Perroux


S.V. Pelican1 is a story ship - whose journeys are not just physical dalliances across the ocean, but journeys through cultural, traditional and scientific seascapes of immense beauty and importance.


We are here to keep 'Sea Country' alive.


View to Mt Gulaga from Pelican1 as she sails from her home port of Bermagui, NSW South Coast..

View to Mt Gulaga from Pelican1 as she sails from her home port of Bermagui, NSW South Coast..

Celebrating 14 years of Two Bays


Port Phillip and Western Port support a range of highly important ecosystems and habitats, a diverse and range of animals and plants, and provide many environmental, social and economic benefits to Victorians.

The bays are an important part of the cultural heritage for the Kulin people and continue to be the focus for a wide range of cultural activities and endeavours.

The future health of our two bays depends on the way in which we use and manage our catchments. There are also many risks to the marine environment posed by climate change.

Two Bays provides a unique opportunity for bay managers and stakeholders to build knowledge, engage coastal communities, form partnerships to better understand and protect bay values, and to highlight the our links with bay health. The program is designed to develop deeper cross-collaboration and knowledge sharing while at the same time gathering and sharing data about the health of the Bays. The program has created a unique curriculum based on the science and traditional knowledge of both bays. We are working with a number of Catholic Primary schools on integrating our Ocean Literacy program with their school curriculum. This year we are planning to focus on marine pests, accoustic ecology, Ocean Literacy, water quality (micro plastics) and climate change. If you are interested in partnering or participating please contact Natalie Davey at Saltwater Projects: saltwaterproj@optusnet.com.au

Photo by Chris Hayward

Photo by Chris Hayward

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After Two Bays 2019 - Pelican1 is back in her home berth in Bermagui.