Port Stephens inspires top local researcher to write children’s book.

ONE of the country’s most distinguished scientists has been inspired by the natural environment of Port Stephens for her foray into children’s literature. Emeritus Professor Eugenie Lumbers AM, will give half of the proceeds from her first book, Mystery in Mer, to Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), where she collaborates with Dr Kirsty Pringle on research exploring the…

Whale breach May 2016

The whales are back!

Unlike our resident Bottlenose dolphins, no one can predict when you will see a whale at any particular time or place. However, with our first sightings last week off Boat Harbour and Fingal Bay the whales are well and truly on here. Approximately 18,000 Humpbacks whales will pass Port Stephens in the annual migration. Here are our…