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The Sydney Institute of Marine Science  

There are more than 550 fish species in this estuary (Sydney Harbour) that was once a river valley, now approximately 30 km long with four million people who call Sydney home*


The Sydney Institute of Marine Science, founded in 2005 and located on Chowder Bay in Sydney Harbour, is a world-leading marine science institute and the principal marine research facility in NSW. 

The Sydney Institute of Marine Science is a partnership between Macquarie University, the University of NSW, the University of Sydney and the University of Technology, Sydney. The partnership is enhanced by collaborations with several state and federal government departments, the Australian Museum and the University of Wollongong.

SIMS has over 100 scientists and graduate students associated with the Institute, representing a broad diversity of skills in marine science.  SIMS is a unique focal point for collaborative marine research and innovation, provision of marine research for policy makers and managers, and research training and teaching in the marine sciences.

*Sims data                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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