Sylvia Annie Adam

Marine Researcher

Sylvia Adam, The Dolphin Lady of Dee Why, Sydney Australia (Manly Daily) is a Marine Researcher by profession and has worked extensively overseas in Marine Sciences.

This website is an insight to the many experiences she had over the years. Sylvia wants to encourage students to study all aspects of Marine life, as the ocean is life.

Her concern is for the health of the ocean, and awareness of the depletion of our marine life. The human must accept, they cannot live without clean oceans. We derive food, medications and minerals from many species of fish, invertebrates mollusc and Coral. However she has a bigger task.

Since 2007, Sylvia aims to see all large Cetaceans, in captivity, re-habilitated into Sea Pens, which is the first stage for their release. Then back to the ocean. All Cetaceans are captured to entertain humans and housed in Oceanairium’s and Aquaria, around the world. Dolphin trainers exploit marine mammals by teaching them unnatural  behaviour’s and rewarding them with defrosted fish. In 2017 this unacceptable by much of the public. Sylvia wants change. All Aquaria establishments, internationally need  to concentrate on the education aspect other than viewing Cetaceans in captivity,

Sylvia was selected as part of the Australian contingent to attend the United Nations conference on the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.  One hundred and ninety countries was represented, and was built, at the time as the most important international environment meeting ever held. During her stay in Rio de Janeiro, she met with many  dignitaries. The Dali Lama, Jacques Cousteau, and David Suzuki and  many Hollywood movie stars and singers where present. Shirley McClain, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys and Bono. All gave a speech at the conference.

Sylvia’s work has taken her to 97 countries where she has lectured and learnt from other nations how they are solving problems with Climate Change and other environmental issue’s.

Her aim is to share those experiences and adventures with colleagues and students in the hope her work may create some future Marine Scientist who understands the importance of our oceans.

The Ocean can live without us, we
cannot live without it.