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Fishy Fun Sheet: Dot-to-Dot: Whaleshark

I am the world's largest fish and can grow to around 18 metres, what am I?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 12.04.2022

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

Fishy Fun Sheet: Whale Shark – Colour In

Did you know that whale sharks (despite their name) aren't marine mammals like whales? They are in fact sharks, being in the same class as fish and their massive size makes them the largest fish in the world!

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 12.04.2022

Marine protected species identification guide

The Western Australian marine environment is home to a number of species that are protected under international agreements and national or state legislation.

Resource type: Field GuideLast 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

The Fisherman or the Sea Devil (story by Alan Mungulu)

If this story was told by inland peoples the main character would be called a Wanjina who sorted out the fish into those that you can eat and those that you can't. Here it is a saltwater Sea Devil, Balu Balua, the spirit responsible for the fish and who also controls the reef and the tide. He is as powerful as a Wanjina but he is different.

Resource type: Student Resource SheetLast updated: 10.03.2022

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

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

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: 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

Fact Sheet: Marine Parks

Marine parks help to conserve marine biodiversity and provide special places for people to learn about, enjoy and appreciate spectacular marine areas.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Cambridge Gulf

The Pentecost, Durack, King, Ord and Forrest rivers converge into an estuary system to form a vast swirling mass of crocodile-infested muddy water - collectively referred to as the Cambridge Gulf.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Roebuck Bay

With an exceptionally large tidal range, Roebuck Bay is one moment a sublime seascape, and the next, an incredibly vast mudflat that shimmers with heat mirages under the tropical sun.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 12.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Montgomery Reef

Montgomery Reef is like no other reef system on earth. Formed some 1.8 billion years ago, this ancient reef is recognised today as one of the most significant geological marine environments in the Kimberley.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 12.05.2020

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