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Fact Sheet: Western Blue Groper

In southern Australia, the western blue groper is actually the largest carnivorous bony fish species found living on reefs, reaching a length of up to 1.7m and a weight of up to 40kg. Learn more about the biology of this fish in this fact sheet.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 22.06.2022

Lesson: Ecological footprint

Students will investigate some human impacts on the marine environment and develop informative posters for their school community.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 22.06.2022

Student worksheet: Exposition planner

This student worksheet is associated with the Lesson: Exposition.

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fishy Fun Sheet: Sawfish – Colour In

Colour me in. Sawfish are a PROTECTED SPECIES in Western Australia. If you catch one you must return it to the water as quickly and carefully as possible.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

Fishy Fun Sheet: Dolphin – Dot-to-Dot

Dot-to-dot. What is jumping up over the waves?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

Fishy Fun Sheet: Mola Sunfish – Dot-to-Dot

Dot-to-dot. I am one of the heaviest fish in the world. Can you guess what species I am?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fun Fact Sheet: Loggerhead Turtle

The loggerhead turtle is one of six marine turtles found in Australia, including the green, leatherback, olive ridley, hawksbill and flatback turtles.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fishy Fun Sheet: Mola Mola – Colour In

Colour me in. The ocean sunfish or common mola (Mola mola) is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. Adults typically weigh between 247 and 1,000kg.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fishy Fun Sheet: Whale Shark – Colour In

Did you know that whale sharks (despite their name) aren't marine mammals like whales? They are in fact sharks, being in the same class as fish and their massive size makes them the largest fish in the world!

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Sawfish

The unusual-looking sawfish family are a type of ray and are therefore related to sharks . Found in both marine and freshwater, these predatory fish derive their name from their long snouts lines with sharp points. An identification and general information guide on Sawfish.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Estuarine cobbler

Cobbler or catfish as they are known outside Western Australia, are 'endemic' to Australia, meaning they're only found here. They live in the southern half of the country, in coastal and estuarine waters up to about 30 metres deep.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Black Bream

Black bream is one of the most important recreational and commercial fish species in the estuaries of south-Western Australia. A 'true' estuarine species, black bream complete their whole lifecycle within an estuary and are reliant on healthy rivers and estuaries for their survival.
To find out more, download this fact sheet.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Baldchin Groper

This fact sheet covers information on the biology and ecology of the Baldchin groper.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

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