How picturesque is Port Gregory? Located near the mouth of the Hutt River on Western Australia’s Coral Coast, Port Gregory is home of the Pink Lake called Hutt Lagoon. The colour is created by the presence of a carotenoid-producing algae called Dunaliella salina.
© Heather Thorning
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A Victorian Scalyfin fish regularly appears in our Reef Cam located at Pope’s Eye, within Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park at Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. It’s set up a home there and we want you to give it a name!
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Parma Victoriae © Julian Finn Museum Victoria License CC by Attribution
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Migratory fish need open and healthy rivers to migrate feed, breed and survive. Watch this video to learn about the importance this special day.
Have you submitted a name yet? Our #reefcam resident, the Victorian Scalyfin, is a highly territorial fish. So much so, this behaviour is reflected in its scientific name Parma victoriae, with “Parma” meaning “a little shield” in Latin. Could this be your inspiration to name this little shield? ENTER TODAY! Entries close 30 April, 9am AEST. Great prizes to be won https://goo.gl/istwNx
Don’t be fooled by the cuteness of these tiny marsupials of mousey appearance. Although they only grow to an average size of 6 – 7cm, the Fat-tailed Dunnart is actually a carnivorous marsupial from the same family as the Tasmanian Devil!
© Lochman Transparencies
Watch this video to see what a difference our shellfish reef restoration project is making. After only 4 months, we're seeing baby blue mussels and native flat oysters growing. We can't wait to see what other marine wildlife will be creating a home here in future.
This interesting looking bird is a Masked Plover or Masked Lapwing. Indigenous people used to say these birds carry yellow spears. These "spears" are used when diving at potential predators or intruders during the breeding season. While these attacks are quite unnerving, the birds seldom actually strike their 'victims'.
© Peter Day
Naming our Reef Cam resident “Fishy McFishFace” won’t do it justice. Submit your name suggestion today! There’s a chance to win great prizes from @AOSdiving and @PolperroDolphinSwims ENTER NOW> https://goo.gl/istwNx
Naming our Reef Cam resident “Fishy McFishFace” won’t do it any justice. Submit your name suggestion today! There’s a chance to win great prizes from Academy of Scuba - Australia & Polperro Dolphin Swims ENTER NOW> https://goo.gl/istwNx
This Soft Spiny-tailed Gecko is a slow moving ‘branch mimic’ that spends nearly all its time in shrubs, only moving to the ground to forage or lay eggs. If agitated or threatened it secretes a dark noxious liquid from the tail. This substance is sticky and has a strong unpleasant odour so watch out!
© Imogen Brand-Rakers