The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development plays an important role in managing our aquatic natural resources sustainably.

But what do fish do to help themselves? Students will learn first hand about the variety of adaptations that allow fish to survive in the aquatic environment.

Adaptations are features that increase the animals’ likelihood of surviving in their habitat. Students will learn about the three types of adaptations:

  • Behavioural (schooling, escaping, care of young, warning signals)
  • Functional or Physiological (e.g. buoyancy, poisons and colour change)
  • Structural (e.g. body shape, body cover, camouflage, appendages and mouth parts)

Cost $5.00 per student

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