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Sunreef Mooloolaba was thrilled to have hosted a special event last Friday featuring the legendary marine conservationist and filmmaker, Valerie Taylor.

The exclusive event included filming for Valerie Taylor’s new documentary and a book signing session at Sunreef, which attracted considerable excitement in the marine-loving Sunshine Coast community.

Valerie Taylor is considered an Australian icon and world expert in marine conservation and underwater filmmaking, and she is collaborating with the Sunshine Coast’s premier marine tourism operator, Sunreef Mooloolaba, on a documentary focusing on the habitats of the critically endangered Grey Nurse Shark.

Following the filming of opening scenes of the documentary, Valerie hosted a book signing at Sunreef Headquarters at The Wharf Mooloolaba. This book signing event provided a rare chance for fans to interact with Valerie, have their books signed, and engage in enlightening conversations about marine life and conservation.

Fans were able to buy a copy of her autobiography, An Adventurous Life, or bring their own copy for signing. Proceeds from book sales went towards Grey Nurse Shark conservation efforts.

Sunreef Mooloolaba is featured in the documentary for their commitment and efforts in promoting marine conservation and advocating for the protection of Grey Nurse Shark habitat off the Sunshine Coast.

The documentary follows the journey of the next generation of marine conservationists, carrying on Valerie’s legacy, including local cultural leaders, youth, and leading dive operators located along the east coast Grey Nurse Shark migration path.

“Hosting Valerie Taylor was an absolute honour and privilege. Valerie is a true champion of the oceans, and we were humbled by the opportunity to team up on a documentary and impact campaign that aligns perfectly with Sunreef’s mission to celebrate and conserve marine life,” said Jonny Fell, Manager at Sunreef Mooloolaba.

Sunreef Mooloolaba operates daily diving and snorkelling cruises, including pioneering Swimming with Whales tours during whale season, from its base at The Wharf Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.