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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: Blue Swimmer Crab

This fact sheet provides information about blue swimmer crabs, a tropical crustacean species found in Western Australia mainly between Karratha and Dunsborough. Also known as a blue manna crab, it is an important recreational and commercial fishing species.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 22.08.2019

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: Barramundi

Barramundi are a highly opportunistic species that dominate many tropical rivers. Delicious and thrilling to catch, they also live in both freshwater and saltwater, change sex and eat just about anything. Barramundi support substantial commercial, recreational and customary fisheries, as well as an aquaculture industry Australia-wide.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 22.08.2019

Fact Sheet: Barcheek Coral Trout

Barcheek coral trout are a long-lived and slow-growing fish found along the continental shelf between Ningaloo and the Northern Territory border. Since they inhabit inshore areas they are more vulnerable to overfishing and localised depletion than other coral trout species.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 22.08.2019

Fact Sheet: Baldchin Groper

This fact sheet covers information on the biology and ecology of the Baldchin groper.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 22.08.2019

Fact Sheet: Australian Herring

Australian herring are a popular species with a lifecycle dependent on prevailing currents.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 22.08.2019

Fact Sheet: Algae

Algae are an extremely diverse group of photosynthetic organisms that are the basis for almost all food chains in the world's oceans.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 22.08.2019

Lesson: Capture-recapture experiment

To manage the marine environment effectively, marine managers need to know the size and composition of animal populations. Students will investigate methods that are used to estimate animal populations, and consider variables and constraints that can affect the confidence of results.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 21.08.2019

Lesson: Student population

To manage the marine environment effectively, marine managers need to know the size and composition of animal populations. Students will investigate methods that are used to estimate animal populations, and consider variables and constraints that can affect the confidence of results.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 21.08.2019

Student Worksheet: Amazing Artemia

This worksheet is associated with the Lesson: Spectacular sea monkeys

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Presentation: Artemia (Sea Monkeys)

This Presentation is associated with the Lesson: Spectacular sea monkeys

Resource type: PresentationLast updated: 20.08.2019

Lesson: Spectacular Sea Monkeys

Students will learn about Artemia (also called brine shrimp or sea monkeys), their biology and why they are important.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 20.08.2019

Student Worksheet: Monkeys of the Sea

This worksheet is associated with the Lesson: Monkeys of the sea

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast 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

Fun Fact Sheet: Artemia

Artemia is a small crustacean that is used around the world as fish food for aquaculture (fish farming) and aquarium feeds. They get the name sea monkeys because they are excellent acrobats!

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Bluebottle

The Bluebottle or Portuguese man-of-war is not a single animal but a colony of four kinds of highly modified individuals (polyps).

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Blue Ringed Octopus

Blue ringed octopus are one of Australia’s most venomous (poisonous) creatures.

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: Match Up the Mess – Matching

Marine debris is the name given to rubbish that finds its way into our oceans and coastal environment. Try and match the pictures of common rubbish items with their description.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

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