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Fact Sheet: Blue Threadfin

With their goggling, oddly placed eyes and their whisker like pectoral filaments, blue threadfin are one of the weirder looking Western Australian fish species.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Green Mud Crab

Prized by recreational fishers for their impressive size and delicious taste, green mud crabs are targeted by fishers throughout tropical Australia.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Blackspot tuskfish

Found across tropical Australia, Blackspot tuskfish are a hard fighting and highly prized table fish, popular with recreational fishers as they can be caught close to shore.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Barcheek Coral Trout

Found in the western tropical Pacific, coral trout are prized for their striking appearance and large mouths with multiple rows of sharp teeth.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Brown Mud Crab

Thought to be the green mud crab for many years; it wasn't until 1998, that the brown mud crab was recognised as a distinct species.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 27.05.2020

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: 26.05.2020

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: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Fish Anatomy

Fishes are a large and varied group of aquatic animals. Worldwide, there are over 32,000 described species, with over 4,400 in Australia (Australian Museum).

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Abalone

Abalone are a family of reef-dwelling marine snails which are the target in Western Australia of a lucrative export commercial fishery and one of the world's shortest recreational fishing seasons.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Mangroves

Mangrove forests are one of Australia's most geographically widespread ecosystems. They provide a crucial role in the protection of Australia's coastline as well as being vital for the biological health and productivity of Australia's coastal waters.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

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: 26.05.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Flounder

Typically found in estuaries and coastal waters off Western Australia, flounder have an interesting life history.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 17.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Talbot Bay

• An embayment of exceptional scenic beauty in the Kimberley.
• Horizontal Waterfalls is described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world”, where massive tides create intense currents between two narrow gorges resulting in a waterfall effect that is horizontal rather than vertical.
• Turtle Reef is a flourishing reef that survives in turbid intertidal conditions, challenging scientific dogma that corals need clear, oceanic water to prosper.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 06.05.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Australian Herring

Owing to similarities in shape, adult herring can easily be confused with juvenile Australian salmon.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 06.05.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Hammerhead Shark

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

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 05.05.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Chiton

There are around 1,000 different species of chitons worldwide. In Australia, South Australia has the greatest concentration of species.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 04.05.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Lionfish

I am brightly coloured and have a pattern of zebra-like stripes over my body. These stripes are usually white and either red, maroon or brown.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 04.05.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Dhufish

Dhufish are endemic to Western Australia, meaning they are found no where else in the world.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 30.04.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Coral Trout

I am a predator species that lives on coral reefs.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 30.04.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Humpback Whale

Humpback whales are found in all the world’s major oceans. 

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 30.04.2020

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