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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

Fact Sheet: Sawfish

The unusual-looking sawfish family are a type of ray and are therefore related to sharks . Found in both marine and freshwater, these predatory fish derive their name from their long snouts lines with sharp points. An identification and general information guide on Sawfish.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Samson fish

Strong name, strong fish. Named after the biblical figure of Samson who was granted superhuman strength from God, Samson fish are a powerful and large predatory fish of the open water.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 16.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Pink Snapper

Pink snapper are one of Western Australia's best-known and most sought-after fish. This fact sheet provides information on the widely distributed Pink snapper (Pagrus auratus) and their biology.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 16.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Mud Crab

Mud crabs are prized by recreational fishers for their impressive size and delicious taste.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 16.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Marron

Marron are the largest freshwater crayfish in Western Australia and the third largest freshwater crayfish on Earth. Find out more about the biology of these freshwater species in this fact sheet.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 16.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Freshwater Crayfish Identification

Freshwater crayfish are an important part of ecosystems in south-west rivers and dams and are also one of Western Australia's great delicacies.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 16.10.2019

Hillarys School Excursion: Reef Transect

As well as a variety of fish species, many common invertebrate species live close to the shore.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 09.10.2019

Hillarys School Excursion: Adapting to their Environment

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development plays an important role in managing our aquatic natural resources sustainably.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 09.10.2019

School Excursion: Rock Lobster: Shake, Settle & Roll

Western Australia’s fishery for western rock lobster (Panulirus cygnus) has received international acknowledgement as one of the best managed and most sustainable in the world.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 09.10.2019

Hillarys School Excursion: Science of Sampling

Have you ever wondered what is actually under the surface of the world’s oceans?

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 09.10.2019

Hillarys School Excursion: Fish of Ages

How old do fish live to be? Why do fisheries scientists age fish? How do they do it?

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 08.10.2019

Hillarys School Excursion: Bare Bones Fisheries Science – Senior Secondary

Learn why fisheries scientists dissect fish and how extracting the ear bones of bony fish provides information that is used to assess the health of fish stocks.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 08.10.2019

Hillarys School Excursion: Bare Bones Fisheries Science

Learn why fisheries scientists dissect fish and how extracting the ear bones of bony fish provides information that is used to assess the health of fish stocks.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 08.10.2019

Hillarys School Excursion: Classifying Creatures

Why is seaweed not a true plant? How is an octopus related to a mussel?

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 08.10.2019

Hillarys School Excursion: Fishy Features

You can tell a lot about a fish by the way it looks - such as where it lives, how it feeds, and how it moves through the water.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 08.10.2019

Hillarys School Excursion: Fishing for Sustainability

This interactive session gives students as overview of how Western Australian fisheries are managed.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 08.10.2019

Hillarys School Excursion: Bringing the Beach to You

This activity is the indoor version of the Beach Exploration.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 08.10.2019

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