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Fact Sheet: Introduced Marine Species

Dangerous migrants - marine species that are introduced into environments in which they do not occur naturally can become deadly pests and represent one of the greatest threats to the world's oceans and biodiversity.
This fact sheet identifies some of the species introduced into Western Australia, how they get here and their impact on our native marine environment.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 22.08.2019

Fact Sheet: Blue Swimmer Crab

This fact sheet provides information about blue swimmer crabs, a tropical crustacean species found in Western Australia mainly between Karratha and Dunsborough. Also known as a blue manna crab, it is an important recreational and commercial fishing species.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 22.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Golden Ghost Crab

Have you ever seen holes on the beach that look as though they have been made by someone poking an umbrella in the sand? You may actually have been looking at the burrow of a golden ghost crab.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Poster: Bringing the Beach to You – South Coast

Explore the beach flotsam and jetsam of the South Coast bioregion.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 11.06.2019

Poster: Aquatic Invaders in WA

The inland waters of Western Australia are home to many species of native fish and crustaceans but are gradually being invaded by introduced species that don't occur naturally in our rivers and lakes. Learn more about aquatic invaders from this poster.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 11.06.2019

Poster: Cocos Islands Food Web

Discover who eats who and the important relationships between the terrestrial and marine environments on Cocos Islands. This food web poster also highlights how humans fit into the food chain and allows you to imagine what may happen if we were to impact the food chain in some way such as overfishing.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 11.06.2019

Poster: Christmas Island Food Web

Discover who eats who and the important relationships between the terrestrial and marine environments on Christmas Island. This food web poster also highlights how humans fit into the food chain and allows you to imagine what may happen if we were to impact the food chain in some way such as overfishing.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 11.06.2019

Poster: Bringing the Beach to You – West Coast

Explore the beach flotsam and jetsam of the West Coast bioregion.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 11.06.2019

Poster: South Coast Food Web

Discover who eats who off the south coast of Western Australia. This poster shows the feeding relationships between some common temperate water species.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 11.06.2019

Poster: Ocean Alphabet

It's the A-Z of ocean organisms in Western Australia!

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 11.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Abalone

Abalone are a gastropod mollusc. The ear-shaped shell of an abalone is hard and rough on the outside to protect the animal from predators, and smooth and shiny on the inside to protect the soft body from damage.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Artemia

Artemia is a small crustacean that is used around the world as fish food for aquaculture (fish farming) and aquarium feeds. They get the name sea monkeys because they are excellent acrobats!

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Asian Paddle Crab

The Asian paddle crab, also know as the Lady Crab, is an introduced crab that usually lives in the waters off South East Asia.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Bluebottle

The Bluebottle or Portuguese man-of-war is not a single animal but a colony of four kinds of highly modified individuals (polyps).

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Blue Ringed Octopus

Blue ringed octopus are one of Australia’s most venomous (poisonous) creatures.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Christmas Island Red Crab

This red crab is a terrestrial (land) species of crab found almost exclusively on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Cleaning Station

There are many symbiotic relationships between organisms in the marine environment, which can have either beneficial of detrimental effects.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Pearl Oyster – Maze

The WA pearl oyster fishery is the only remaining significant wild-stock fishery for pearl oysters in the world. Can you help the diver find the pearl oyster beds?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Out and About Discover your Beaches – Specimen Find Checklist

Out and about - discover your beaches. Put your hat and sunscreen on and walk your way along your favourite beach to discover some of the interesting things washed up on the shore!

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Healthy Habitats – Crab – Find Difference

Where an animal lives (or its habitat) is very important, as it provides food, shelter and a nursery area where the animal can have offspring.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

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