About us

Our Business

Biomarine International is a consulting business specialising in biological and environmental research and education in the marine and costal environment. Biomarine International services the northern regions of Australia and the indo-pacific.

Biomarine International was established in 1998 by Dr Scott Whiting. Since then, Biomarine International has consulted on various projects working with government, non-government organisations and the private sector.


Biomarine Internationalís staff are experienced working in the marine environment. In addition to its current staff, Biomarine International employs scientists for expert advice on specific projects.

Dr. Scott Whiting
BSc (Hons), PhD

Scott Whiting is the principal scientist for Biomarine International. He has over 10 years experience working in the marine and costal environment.

Scott has expertise in marine species including sea turtles, dugongs, sea snakes and marine debris. Scott is a recognised specialist for sea turtle research in Australia and is on specialist committees including the IUCN taskforce for the recovery of the hawksbill turtle and is on the advisory team for the National Sea Turtle Recovery Plan.

Scott Whiting's Curriculum Vitae

Biomarine International caters for government agencies, universities and private companies.

Previous clients include:

Environment Australia
Parks Australia North
Power and Water Authority
Northern Territory University
Coral Princess Cruises
∑ Halpern Glick and Maunsell Pty Ltd
∑ HoverCocos
Keep Australia Beautiful Council
∑ National Oceans Office

Media releases

730 Report - Gas plant could threaten Darwin Dugongs

English Bites - Darwin Dugong

NT News - Dugong Sightings Prompt Research
See article

NT News - Study on NT Dugongs welcome
See article

Recent consultancies


National Oceans Office
Review of all marine snakes in the Northern Planning Region of northern Australia



Assessment of potential impacts of hovercrafts on sea turtles at Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 Parks Australia North
Sea Turtle Research at Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Indian Ocean for the last 5 years
2003 Environment Australia
Research dugongs at Ashmore Reef. Satellite tracking and collection of genetic material.
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Northern Territory University
Expedition Leader for annual Sea Turtle Research Trips to Bare Sand Island, Darwin.
2001 - 2002

Power and Water Authority, Darwin
Dugong Research Project in waters around Channel Island.

2002 Halpern Glick and Maunsell Pty Ltd.
Comment on a review of dolphins, dugongs and sea turtles in the region of
the proposed tidal Power Plant in King Sound near Derby.
2001 Environment Australia
Review of all marine reptiles for submission to SPRAT database on Rare and
Threatened Species.
2000-2001 Coral Princess Cruises
Guest lecturer and Expedition Leader in the Kimberley, Arnhem Land and
Cape York.
2000 Northern Territory University
Aquaculture - Crayfish Project
2000 Coral Princess Cruises
Production of Education and Interpretive Material on the environment, fauna and flora, aboriginal culture and history.
2000 Environment Australia
Provide advice on research and management issues at Ashmore Reef National Nature Reserve.
1999 Parks Australia North
Train Parks Australia North staff and assess sea turtle resources at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, eastern Indian Ocean.
1998 TV New Zealand / Discovery Channel - Fox Network
Assist in the production of a documentary on sea snake biology and ecology at Ashmore Reef.

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Last updated: 25/2/2005