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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: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Plankton

Plankton are small or microscopic organisms, both plant and animal, that drift on the ocean currents.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Barcheek Coral Trout

Found in the western tropical Pacific, coral trout are prized for their striking appearance and large mouths.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

Lesson: Introduction to Blueback

This lesson is an introduction to the text, 'Blueback'. Students will discuss the author, the different covers of the book and engage in a shared reading of the first chapter.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 09.06.2022

Ashdale Primary School P&C Charity Day resources – Marine Debris

These resources have been compiled to assist Ashdale Primary School students in their learning about marine debris.

Resource type: UnitLast updated: 08.06.2022

Student worksheet: Character compare

This student worksheet is related to the Lesson: The language of Winton

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 02.06.2022

Student worksheet: Figurative language

This student worksheet is associated with the Lesson: The language of Winton

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 02.06.2022

Student Worksheet: Extraction to analysis

This worksheet is associated with the Lesson: Ageing fish

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 26.05.2022

Fact Sheet: Fish ageing

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has the largest collection of fish ages in Australia after fisheries scientists recently recorded the 350,000th entry (November 2018). The database held at the Western Australian Fisheries and Marine Research Laboratories dates back to 1990 (and earlier for some species) with species ranging from small estuarine to large marine fish.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2022

Student Resource Sheet: Blue groper attitude

The recreational fishing community on WA’s south coast has a protective attitude toward the western blue groper that live along the coastline. Some southerners reckon there is something different about blue groper that makes them inherently vulnerable and, as a result, fishing for blue groper is not encouraged. Jeff Norriss explores, what is different about blue groper, compared to the average fish?

Resource type: Student Resource SheetLast updated: 26.05.2022

Poster: Ocean Warming

The 'marine heat wave' that was observed off the coast of Western Australia in the summer of 2010/11, saw ocean waters around the mid-west coast rise more than 3 degrees Celsius above average. Learn more about this from this poster.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 25.05.2022

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