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Fact Sheet: Western Rock Lobster

Colourful and protected by a strong carapace, the western rock lobster is one of the family of 'spiny' lobsters - and the target of WA's largest and most valuable fishery. This fact sheet explores the basic biology of the western rock lobster.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Western Blue Groper

In southern Australia, the western blue groper is actually the largest carnivorous bony fish species found living on reefs, reaching a length of up to 1.7m and a weight of up to 40kg. Learn more about the biology of this fish in this fact sheet.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Dhufish

A fact sheet providing information on Western Australian dhufish (Glaucosoma hebracium), a fish species endemic to the southern part of Western Australia. Its great size and superb eating qualities make this fish a Western Australian fishing icon.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Threadfin Salmon

With their goggling, oddly placed eyes and their whisker-like pectoral filaments, threadfins are one of the weirder looking Western Australian fish species. Find out more about the biology of these weird looking fish and the commercial fishery in this fact sheet.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Tailor

Tailor are one of the most popular recreational fishing species along the west coast of Western Australia. Learn more about what fisheries' scientists know of tailor from more than 15 years worth of data collection on this species.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Sawfish

The unusual-looking sawfish family are a type of ray and are 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: 17.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Samson fish

Strong name, strong fish. Named after the biblical figure of Samson who was granted superhuman strength from God, Samson fish are a powerful and large predatory fish of the open water.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 16.10.2019

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

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: 20.08.2019

Teacher Resource Sheet: Reading sectioned Black bream otoliths – suggested answers

This teacher resource sheet is associated with the Lesson: Counting rings

Resource type: Teacher Resource SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Student Resource Sheet: Reading sectioned Black bream otoliths

This student resource sheet is associated with the Lesson: Counting rings

Resource type: Student Resource SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Student Resource Sheet: Reading whole Australian herring otoliths

This student resource sheet is associated with the Lesson: Counting rings

Resource type: Student Resource 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

Presentation: Reading sectioned Black Bream otoliths

This presentation is associated with the Lesson: Counting rings

Resource type: PresentationLast updated: 06.06.2019

Presentation: Reading whole Australian herring otoliths

This presentation is associated with the Lesson: Counting rings

Resource type: PresentationLast updated: 06.06.2019

Student Worksheet: Reading sectioned Black bream otoliths

This student worksheet is associated with the Lesson: Counting rings

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 06.06.2019

Student Worksheet: Reading whole Australian herring otoliths

This student worksheet is associated with the Lesson: Counting rings

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 06.06.2019

Teacher Resource Sheet: Example timeline graph

This teacher resource sheet is associated with the Lesson: Timeline

Resource type: Teacher Resource SheetLast updated: 06.06.2019

Student Worksheet: How old is a fish?

This student worksheet is associated with the Lesson: Timeline

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 06.06.2019

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