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National Science Week 2020: Deep Blue

Resource type: UnitLast updated: 15.06.2020

Fact Sheet: North Coast

Western Australia’s North Coast bioregion is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas with waters inhabited by rich biodiversity.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 08.06.2020

Fact Sheet: Oceans of the Earth

Seen from space, it is no wonder that planet Earth is referred to as the 'Blue Planet'.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2020

Fact Sheet: Blue Threadfin

With their goggling, oddly placed eyes and their whisker like pectoral filaments, blue threadfin are one of the weirder looking Western Australian fish species.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Green Mud Crab

Prized by recreational fishers for their impressive size and delicious taste, green mud crabs are targeted by fishers throughout tropical Australia.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Blackspot tuskfish

Found across tropical Australia, Blackspot tuskfish are a hard fighting and highly prized table fish, popular with recreational fishers as they can be caught close to shore.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Barcheek Coral Trout

Found in the western tropical Pacific, coral trout are prized for their striking appearance and large mouths with multiple rows of sharp teeth.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

Fishy Fun Sheet: Snapper and Dhufish – Colour In

Colour me in. Pink snapper and Western Australian dhufish are demersal (bottom dwelling) fish. They are capable of reaching ages of 40 years and grow to over 1m in length.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 29.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Brown Mud Crab

Thought to be the green mud crab for many years; it wasn't until 1998, that the brown mud crab was recognised as a distinct species.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 27.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Potato Cod

The captivating potato cod is truly a giant of the fish kingdom. Its massive size and homebody nature draws divers who are looking for a story to tell about their underwater adventure.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Australian Humpback Dolphin

In 2014 the Australian humpback dolphin was recognised as a separate species to the Indo-Pacific humpback.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Fish Anatomy

Fishes are a large and varied group of aquatic animals. Worldwide, there are over 32,000 described species, with over 4,400 in Australia (Australian Museum).

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Abalone

Abalone are a family of reef-dwelling marine snails which are the target in Western Australia of a lucrative export commercial fishery and one of the world's shortest recreational fishing seasons.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Mangroves

Mangrove forests are one of Australia's most geographically widespread ecosystems. They provide a crucial role in the protection of Australia's coastline as well as being vital for the biological health and productivity of Australia's coastal waters.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Fisheries Management

In fisheries management, the term fish is used to describe a range of aquatic resources including finfish, sharks, crustaceans and molluscs.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Whale Shark

Despite their huge size, whale sharks are docile, filter feeders that cruise the world's oceans looking for plankton.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Fish Adaptations

Fish have adapted to live in an enormously wide range of aquatic habitats. Adaptations are features that increase the animals’ likelihood of surviving in their habitat.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Intertidal rocky shores

Reefs provide a foundation for many plants and animals, supporting a great diversity of marine organisms that rely on the reef for food, protection, shelter and somewhere to reproduce. Reefs create a natural buffer to strong winds and waves that would otherwise erode the coastline.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fishy Fun Sheet: Dot-to-Dot: Whaleshark

I am the world's largest fish and can grow to around 18 metres, what am I?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 18.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Marine Parks

Marine parks help to conserve marine biodiversity and provide special places for people to learn about, enjoy and appreciate spectacular marine areas.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.05.2020

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