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Fact Sheet: Blowfish

The common blowfish or 'blowie', is abundant in estuaries and coastal waters throughout south-west Western Australia. While the blowfish will never win a popularity contest, it has an important role in marine ecosystems. The blowie is native to WA and keeps our waterways clean by eating waste scrap, bait and berley.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 22.08.2019

Fact Sheet: Rowley Shoals

Rowley Shoals is a coral garden of Eden, with shelf atolls, coral gardens and giant clams famed as pristine and surpassing some of Australia's better known reefs.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 18.06.2019

Fact Sheet: Prince Frederick Harbour

Cruising along the coast, it can be difficult to fathom the true scale of the Kimberley, with thousands of islands, inlets, bays, rivers and creeks. It is not until you enter the huge bay of Prince Frederick Harbour that you are given a real appreciation for the dimensions of the Kimberley coast.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 18.06.2019

Fact Sheet: Ord River

The East Kimberley is home to the impressive Ord River, a 650 kilometre long watercourse with an expansive catchment area of around 55,100 square kilometres.

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

Fun Fact Sheet: Cleaning Station

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

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Estuary Eutrophication – Word Search

Estuary Eutrophication - Use your best detective skills to find the hidden words in the puzzle.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Seagrass – Double Puzzle

The Secrets of Seagrass. Unscramble each of the clue words. Then copy the letters in the numbered cells to other cells with the same number to reveal the message.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Mangrove – Double Puzzle

The Mysteries of Mangroves. Unscramble each of the clue words. Then copy the letters in the numbered cells to other cells with the same number to reveal the message.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Poster: Marine Habitats of Western Australia

The Western Australian coastline is as diverse as it is vast. This poster explores the myriad of marine habitats found in Western Australia.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Lesson: Musical habitats

Students will demonstrate limited habitat resources through playing a 'musical chairs' game.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.06.2019

Lesson: Preferred

Students will demonstrate that species or populations display a habitat preference and the available habitat will influence abundance.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.06.2019

Lesson: Dominate

Students will demonstrate competition between species, competing for similar habitat resources.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.06.2019

Lesson: Up high, down low

Students will design a habitat diorama based on a limestone reef, seagrass meadow, mangrove forest or coral reef.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Demersal Scalefish

There are over 3,000 species of bony fish that have been recorded in Western Australia. Of these, the most highly sought after by recreational and commercial fishers are the demersal scalefish - fish that live on or near the sea floor.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Estuarine fish in the mixing zone

Estuaries are an essential part of Western Australia's coastal environment. The sheltered waters, abundance of food and lack of large predatory fish provide a key habitat for many fish species, for either some or all of their lifecycle.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

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