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Fact Sheet: Sawfish

The unusual-looking sawfish family are a type of ray and area 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: 16.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Mud Crab

Mud crabs are prized by recreational fishers for their impressive size and delicious taste.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 16.10.2019

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: 22.08.2019

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: 22.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Golden Ghost Crab

Have you ever seen holes on the beach that look as though they have been made by someone poking an umbrella in the sand? You may actually have been looking at the burrow of a golden ghost crab.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Estuarine Cobbler

I am a type of catfish called an estuarine cobbler.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Eels

Although snake-like in appearance, eels are not actually related to snakes or the reptile family at all.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fact Sheet: Eighty Mile Beach

Imagine an isolated beach of endless white sand, seashells and turquoise waters, stretching so far it would take more than a week to walk its length. Aptly named, Eighty Mile Beach is indeed long, stretching 220 kilometres and renowned as Australia's longest uninterrupted beach.

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

Teacher Resource Sheet: Mapping Marine Western Australia – suggested answers

This teacher resource sheet is associated with the Lesson: Bioregions

Resource type: Teacher Resource SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Student Resource Sheet: Marine Habitats of WA

This student resource sheet is associated with the Lesson: Bioregions

Resource type: Student Resource SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

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: 07.06.2019

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: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Christmas Island Red Crab

This red crab is a terrestrial (land) species of crab found almost exclusively on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Pearl Oyster – Maze

The WA pearl oyster fishery is the only remaining significant wild-stock fishery for pearl oysters in the world. Can you help the diver find the pearl oyster beds?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Out and About Discover your Beaches – Specimen Find Checklist

Out and about - discover your beaches. Put your hat and sunscreen on and walk your way along your favourite beach to discover some of the interesting things washed up on the shore!

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Healthy Habitats – Demersal – Find Difference

Where an animal lives (or its habitat) is very important, as it provides food, shelter and a nursery area where the animal can have offspring.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Healthy Habitats – Crab – Find Difference

Where an animal lives (or its habitat) is very important, as it provides food, shelter and a nursery area where the animal can have offspring.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Fish out of Water – Maze

Can you help the flying fish fly through the maze and avoid predators?

Resource type: Fishy Fun 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

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