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Fact Sheet: Aquaculture – feeding the world

Aquaculture is the breeding, hatching, culturing or harvesting of aquatic organisms. It is similar to agriculture, but involves marine plants and animals instead of land based crops and livestock.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 21.04.2021

Fact Sheet: How does aquaculture work?

Aquaculture may be conducted in coastal ocean waters, freshwater ponds and rivers, and even on land in tanks. Operators range from ‘hobby farmers’ to large, international corporations. It can be categorised according to the type of aquatic environment (eg. fresh, brackish or marine water), the type of production system used (eg. pond, cage, pen, raft, etc.), the level of intensity (extensive, intensive) or the type of organism cultured (eg. fish, crustaceans, molluscs etc.).

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 21.04.2021

Fun Fact Sheet: Cleaning Station

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

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 15.04.2021

Student worksheet: Fish anatomy

This worksheet is associated with the Lesson: Fish Dissection

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 13.04.2021

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

Poster: Bony Fish – External 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 external anatomy of a bony fish.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 13.04.2021

Fun Fact Sheet: Flounder

Typically found in estuaries and coastal waters off Western Australia, flounder have an interesting life history.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 21.09.2020

Lesson: What’s a Fish (Year 3)

Students will investigate the characteristics of fish.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 21.09.2020

Lesson: What’s a Fish? (Year 5)

Students will investigate the features of fish.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 21.09.2020

Video: The Plankton Challenge

Resource type: VideoLast updated: 21.09.2020

Video: What’s a Fish

Resource type: VideoLast updated: 21.09.2020

National Science Week 2020: Deep Blue

Resource type: UnitLast updated: 15.06.2020

Fact Sheet: North Coast

Western Australia’s North Coast bioregion is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas with waters inhabited by rich biodiversity.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 08.06.2020

Fact Sheet: Oceans of the Earth

Seen from space, it is no wonder that planet Earth is referred to as the 'Blue Planet'.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2020

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: 31.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Green Mud Crab

Prized by recreational fishers for their impressive size and delicious taste, green mud crabs are targeted by fishers throughout tropical Australia.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

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: Barcheek Coral Trout

Found in the western tropical Pacific, coral trout are prized for their striking appearance and large mouths with multiple rows of sharp teeth.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Brown Mud Crab

Thought to be the green mud crab for many years; it wasn't until 1998, that the brown mud crab was recognised as a distinct species.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 27.05.2020

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

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