Aquatic Scientist and raconteur
If Sheree had her choice, she would have gills instead of lungs, a breath hold to rival the sperm whale and a sparkly green mermaid-esque tail.
Since she doesn’t, she does the next best thing and spends as much time as she can scuba diving and blowing bubbles. When she’s a land lover you can find Sheree working on a range of innovative projects that aim to engage, entertain and educate people about the environment.
Sheree Marris is one of Australia’s most passionate and dynamic marine ambassadors. Through radio talk-back, television appearances, hosting documentaries and featuring in commercials, Sheree has gained a reputation and profile among the Australian community, national corporate organisations and all levels of government as an expert in her field.
She has numerous accolades under her fins including several Young Australian of the Year awards, the Centenary Medal and the Queens Trust for Young Australians to name a few. She is an award-winning author and has just finished her fifth book, Melbourne Down Under a stunning photographic book that reveals Melbourne’s best kept secret – a marine environment more diverse and colourful than any tropical reef. This book has now been brought to life on the big screen with the Melbourne Down Under documentary which is set to screen on a major network.
She has a wicked sense of humour which is evident in the highly successful KamaSEAtra - Secrets of Sex in the Sea, a comical read about how sea creatures do the ‘no pants dance‘ and the parallels they share with humans. Think detachable penises, lovers that never let go and octagonal orgies.