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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

Fun Fact Sheet: Hammerhead Shark

Hammerhead sharks are easily identifiable by their distinctive hammer-like heads.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: White Shark

White sharks are warm blooded. They have a heat-exchanging circulatory system that allows them to maintain their body temperature above that of the surrounding seawater. This allows them to swim at high speeds through cooler water.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Eels

Although snake-like in appearance, eels are not actually related to snakes or the reptile family at all.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Dolphin

Bottlenose dolphins have prominent dorsal fins, which can often be seen slicing through the water. The fin is slightly hooked in shape and set midway along the body.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fact Sheet: Hawksbill Turtle

Hawksbill turtles are known to nest and feed at the Rowley Shoals which provides an oceanic refuge for these world travelers.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 18.06.2019

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: 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: Australian Sea Lion

The Australian sea lion is only found in Western Australia and South Australia and in the rarest sea lion species in the world.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Brown-banded Bamboo Shark

Also known as the brown-banded catshark and grey carpet shark, this tropical shark is found in northern Australia and the Indo-West Pacific region.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Turtle – Dot-to-Dot

Dot-to-dot. Many of us can hide our heads inside our shells when attacked by predators.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Sea Lion – Dot-to-Dot

Dot-to-dot. As a male I am called a bull, as a female I am called a cow, as a baby I am called a pup - what am I?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Underwater Scene with Child – Colour In

Colour me in. Explore the ocean... how many species can you find?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Turtle and Fish – Colour In

Colour me in. Did you know that the nest temperature in the early stage of embryo development in turtles, determines the sex of the hatchlings.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Crocodile – Colour In

Colour me in.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Coral Reef and Turtle – Colour In

Colour me in.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Blacktip Reef Shark – Colour In

Colour me in. The Blacktip reef shark is a tropical shark, generally found close to coral reefs. It can easily be identified by its black-tipped fins.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

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: 07.06.2019

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