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Hillarys School Excursion: Aquaculture 101

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 28.06.2022

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

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: 09.06.2022

Beachcombers Field Guide

The Beachcombers Field Guide is an easy to use identification tool that describes some of the more common items you may find whilst beachcombing in the southern half of Western Australia.

Resource type: Field GuideLast updated: 27.04.2022

Marine protected species identification guide

The Western Australian marine environment is home to a number of species that are protected under international agreements and national or state legislation.

Resource type: Field GuideLast updated: 12.04.2022

Fact Sheet: Capture-Recapture method

A population is the number of animals inhabiting a specific area. To manage the marine environment effectively, marine managers need to know the size and composition of animal populations.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 07.04.2022

Lesson: How big is jinormous?

Students will measure out the length of a whale shark and compare it to lengths of other creatures in the ocean.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.04.2022

Lesson: Discovering Ningaloo Reef

Students will explore the diversity of marine life on Ningaloo Reef.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.04.2022

Lesson: Welcome back Jack

Students will engage in a shared reading of the Western Australian children’s story, Jinormous Jack.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.04.2022

Lesson: What’s the difference? (Year 1)

Students will compare and contrast features between a whale (a mammal) and a whale shark (a fish).

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 30.03.2022

Reef Transect

Resource type: UnitLast updated: 24.02.2022

Teacher Guide: Reef Transect

Come and discover what is found on Perth's limestone reef and conduct an ecosystem survey using transects and quadrats.

Resource type: Teacher GuideLast updated: 24.02.2022

Teacher Guide: Scientific sand sculptures

Build sandcastles with a difference - students will work in teams to build some popular marine creatures. They will learn about various body parts of the creature they build, and the functions of these parts. They will also learn about the local area where they are completing their activity and discuss some of the items they find washed up on the beach.

Resource type: Teacher GuideLast updated: 11.01.2022

Lesson: The Plankton Challenge

Students will attempt to build a plankton model that has neutral buoyancy.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 11.05.2021

Fact Sheet: Aquaculture in Western Australia

Despite Western Australia’s long coastline, our aquaculture industry is small by global standards – but it is growing and diversifying, with exciting opportunities on the horizon.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 21.04.2021

Fact Sheet: Aquaculture – feeding the world

Aquaculture is the breeding, hatching, culturing or harvesting of aquatic organisms. It is similar to agriculture, but involves marine plants and animals instead of land based crops and livestock.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 21.04.2021

Fact Sheet: How does aquaculture work?

Aquaculture may be conducted in coastal ocean waters, freshwater ponds and rivers, and even on land in tanks. Operators range from ‘hobby farmers’ to large, international corporations. It can be categorised according to the type of aquatic environment (eg. fresh, brackish or marine water), the type of production system used (eg. pond, cage, pen, raft, etc.), the level of intensity (extensive, intensive) or the type of organism cultured (eg. fish, crustaceans, molluscs etc.).

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 21.04.2021

Video: The Plankton Challenge

Resource type: VideoLast updated: 21.09.2020

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

Fact Sheet: Roebuck Bay

With an exceptionally large tidal range, Roebuck Bay is one moment a sublime seascape, and the next, an incredibly vast mudflat that shimmers with heat mirages under the tropical sun.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 12.05.2020

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