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Fun Fact Sheet: West Australian Seahorse

Swaying in the current, anchored by their grasping tails, seahorses are actually a type of small fish - with bony plates protecting their bodies instead of scales.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 29.04.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Cuttlefish

With eight arms, three hearts and blue blood, cuttlefish could easily be mistaken for something from outer space.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 29.04.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Bumphead Parrotfish – Indian Ocean Territories

Bumphead Parrotfish are one of the largest fish to be found on the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean Territories.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 01.04.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Yellowlip Emperor – Indian Ocean Territories

The common name 'sweetlip' is used in the Indian Ocean Territories to describe a couple of emperor species - the orange-striped emperor and the yellowlip emperor.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 01.04.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Mullet (Cocos Keeling Islands)

Two species of mullet are found in the lagoon at Cocos (Keeling) Islands; diamond scale mullet and sea mullet.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 01.04.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Giant Trevally

Of the large trevally family, the most well-known is the Giant Trevally.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 01.04.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Loggerhead Turtle

The loggerhead turtle is one of six marine turtles found in Australia, including the green, leatherback, olive ridley, hawksbill and flatback turtles.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 01.04.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Humphead maori wrasse

Humphead maori wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) are a large and long-lived species of wrasse that can be found on Indo-Pacific coral reefs in water ranging from 1 to 100 metres depth.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 01.04.2020

Lesson: A mangrove ecosystem

Students will explore the function of a mangrove ecosystem through the construction of a storyboard.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 12.12.2019

Lesson: Mangrove creature feature

Students will investigate an animal or plant that depends upon mangroves for survival.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 11.12.2019

Lesson: What are mangroves?

This activity will introduce what mangroves are, their basic biology and where they are found.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 11.12.2019

Lesson: Coral Creations

Students will learn about the make-up of a coral reef and the symbiotic relationship that exists between coral and algae by making themselves a sweet treat.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 07.11.2019

Lesson: A day in the life of …

Students will choose an animal from the rock pool and write a description of a day in the life of that animal.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 07.11.2019

Lesson: Life in a rock pool

Students will design their own rock pool habitat.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 31.10.2019

Lesson: Making Spirals

Students will investigate how shells are made.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 31.10.2019

Lesson: Sharing a Shell

Students will engage in a whole-class shared reading of the book, Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 30.10.2019

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: 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: 17.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Seagrasses

Seagrasses support highly productive and diverse ecosystems. These specialised marine plants are vitally important in the coastal environment because they are a source of food and shelter, oxygenate water, trap sand and recycle nutrients; and provide breeding habitats and nursery areas for many marine organisms.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

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