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Poster: Dangerous Marine Creatures

Animals have developed feeding and defence mechanisms to help them survive int heir natural habitats. We need to be aware of these to avoid being accidentally injured.

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Poster: The Mysteries of Mangroves

Where the forest meets the ocean. Mangroves are land plants that are able to live in saltwater. Find out more about these specialised plants.

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Poster: The Secrets of Seagrass

Not your normal grass. Seagrasses area a marine flowering plant that can live underwater.

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Poster: Echinoderms: Spiny-skinned creatures from the ocean

Spiny-skinned creatures from the ocean. With echino meaning spiny and derm meaning skin - 'echinoderms' have to be spiny-skinned animals.

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Poster: Sponges

Ancient, colourful and full of holes! Not only for use in the bath.

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Poster: Molluscs

Soft bodies, hard shells. Molluscs, one of the largest groups in the animal kingdom, have soft bodies and generally have a hard shell for protection - so they are often called 'shellfish'.

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Poster: Crustaceans

These animals are covered with a protective outer shell so are names crustacean, meaning 'hard-shelled'. Crustaceans belong to the group of animals called arthropods, meaning 'joint-legged'.

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Poster: Cnidarians

The name cnidarians comes from the greek word 'cnidos', meaning stinging nettle. A key feature of these animals is the presence of 'nematocysts' or stinging cells, found mainly in the tentacles.

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Poster: Chemical Defence

With the existence of many predators in the environment, aquatic animals have developed an amazing variety of defence mechanisms.

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Poster: Christmas Island

Christmas Island is 2,650 kilometres north-west of Perth, Western Australia and is part of the Indian Ocean Territories (IOTs).

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Poster: Nearshore for sure

There are a number of finfish species found within Western Australia's nearshore environment - waters from the high tide mark, seawards to a depth of approximately 20 metres.

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