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Fun Fact Sheet: Hammerhead Shark

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

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 12.04.2022

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: 12.04.2022

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: 12.04.2022

Fact Sheet: Sharks

Of the 370-plus shark species in the world, more than 100 species live in Western Australian waters. This fact sheet provides general information about the biology of sharks, protected species and their vulnerability to overfishing.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 30.03.2022

Fact Sheet: Estuary Cod

Found in the tropical and warm temperate marine waters of the Indo-Pacific, many estuary cod are caught accidentally by anglers seeking mangrove jack and barramundi in creeks, or emperors over inshore reefs.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.03.2022

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: 17.03.2022

Fact Sheet: Barramundi

Barramundi are a highly opportunistic, dominant fish species in many tropical rivers. Delicious to eat and thrilling to catch, they live in both freshwater and saltwater and eat just about anything.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 10.03.2022

Fact Sheet: Barcheek Coral Trout

Found in the western tropical Pacific, coral trout are prized for their striking appearance and large mouths.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 10.03.2022

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

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: 26.08.2021

Fun Fact Sheet: Cleaning Station

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

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 15.04.2021

Poster: Bony Fish – Internal Anatomy (simple)

Fishes are a large and varied group of aquatic animal, superbly designed for underwater life. Bony fish represent the largest and most diverse class of fishes, with well over 20,000 species. This interactive poster explores the internal anatomy of a bony fish.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 13.04.2021

Poster: Bony Fish – External Anatomy (simple)

Fishes are a large and varied group of aquatic animal, superbly designed for underwater life. Bony fish represent the largest and most diverse class of fishes, with well over 20,000 species. This interactive poster explores the external anatomy of a bony fish.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 13.04.2021

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: 21.09.2020

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: 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: 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

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