Steve Jacobs

Steve Jacobs

Steve Jacobs is a senior journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald and smh.com.au. He is also an author and a lawyer.

Fairfax Media tops in Voiceless awards

Steve Jacobs Fairfax Media shared the top prize on Thursday night at the annual Voiceless Awards, which recognise contributions to animal protection.

Jumping for joy

A humpback calf breaches off Mona Vale on Sydney's northern beaches.

Steve Jacobs The humpbacks' southern migration is in full swing and plenty of mothers and calves are now on the move.

Manly ferries suspended due to weather

Steve Jacobs Sydney Ferries are not running between Manly and Circular Quay because of rough seas and strong winds.

Weather set to turn wild in Sydney as snow falls across NSW

Snow

Stephanie Gardiner and Steve Jacobs The rain is on its way to the city now and is expected to be at its heaviest until about 2pm, Weatherzone says.

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What do animals think and what do we think of them?

J.M.Coetzee

Steve Jacobs Animal sentience, human-animal relationships and the ethical treatment of animals are explored in a new collection of short stories and essays, released by animal protection institute Voiceless and...

Look what's popped up at Manly

humpback whale breaches at manly

Steve Jacobs Whalewatchers were thrilled when a humpback breached in front of their boat at Manly today.

Do the Shark Walk and come face-to-fin with some sharp critters

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore explores the new SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Steve Jacobs Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore has opened the doors to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, following its $10 million, nine-month overhaul.

Whale baby lulled by a day at the opera

whale

Steve Jacobs A whale that gave birth in Sydney Harbour has taken her calf to see the Opera House.

Ray of hope for endangered species

leopard ray

Steve Jacobs The leopard ray can't change its spots although the leopard shark changes its stripes into spots. Both have recently changed homes, though.

Big dump of snow over ski-fields

Falls Creek resident Chris Myers has his snow shovel ready for today.

Steve Jacobs The Australian ski-fields are being covered with the biggest dump of fresh snow this season.

Sydney wakes to bitterly cold morning

Steve Jacobs Residents across south-eastern Australia have woken to a bitterly cold morning with frost biting hard across the region.

Rain swamps Sydney for long weekend

Reflections during the wet weather on Wednesday.

Steve Jacobs Sydney has been drenched since yesterday, receiving its heaviest June fall in five years.

Parallels between seal and kangaroo slaughter: Canadian lawyer

Lesli Bisgould

Steve Jacobs The slaughter of kangaroos in Australia is going largely unnoticed when compared with Canada's widely condemned annual seal hunt, a prominent Canadian animal rights lawyer says.

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Young conservationists get chance to pursue their passion

Steve Jacobs Four young conservationists are being given the chance to get their hands wet and to pursue their passion as junior aquarists.

Weedy seadragons make a delicate splash

weedy seadragon

Steve Jacobs Sydney Aquarium has recently welcomed four spectacular juvenile weedy seadragons to its family of marine animals.

Sydney faces week of flood risk

Steve Jacobs Sydney has been warned to prepare for localised flash flooding and traffic issues this week as heavy rain is forecast to hit the NSW coast.

Baby penguins named

Tricia Nguyen who won the penguin naming competition.

Steve Jacobs Three baby fairy penguins, born at Sydney Aquarium, have been named.

Meet Grandma, one of the most relaxed ladies on Shark Reef

Grandma, one of the most relaxed bull shark ladies on Shark Reef Marine Reserve, off the southern coast of Viti Levu - the main island in Fiji.

Steve Jacobs Most people swim away from bull sharks. Klaus Jost swims towards them.

Dolphin activist released from jail

Erwin Vermeulen

Steve Jacobs A Dutch environmentalist has been ordered to be released from a Japanese jail pending a judge's verdict in the case against him.

Storms to return on Friday

Steve Jacobs Severe thunderstorms are likely from Friday to next Tuesday as another trough moves in from the west of the state.