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Seabirds And The Plastic Crisis

Seabirds And The Plastic Crisis

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW Seabirds have been evolving for over 60 million years but they are now facing some of their greatest challenges yet. According to the IUCN, Flesh Footed Shearwaters (Arenna carneipes) are near threatened and have a mature adult population of 148,000 that […]


The Magnificent Eastern Red Scorpionfish

The Magnificent Eastern Red Scorpionfish

The Eastern Red Scorpionfish, Scorpaena cardinalis,  can be found on most dives at Fly Point, Nelson Bay. According to the IUCN, their population is of least concern, however the trend is not described. S. cardinalisis a mesopredator, feeding on small fish and invertebrates that swim past while […]


Help Conserve Hawksbill Turtle Populations

Help Conserve Hawksbill Turtle Populations

Marine turtles have been evolving for over 100 millions years, surviving the asteroid impact that saw the end of the Cretaceous period over 65.5 million years ago. Today they are represented by only 7 living species but sea turtles were once one of the most […]


Bonnethead Sharks... Are Omnivores!

Bonnethead Sharks... Are Omnivores!

There is 10 species of Hammerheads worldwide, with each species feeding on different prey. The Bonnethead Shark, Sphyrna tiburo, is the smallest of the Sphyrnidae family. It can be  found in shallow estuaries and bays over seagrass meadows or sandy bottoms between 10 - 80 m in […]


Tiger Pipefish In Nelson Bay

Tiger Pipefish In Nelson Bay

  Tiger Pipefish, Fillicampus tigris, can be found in the Nelson Bay Marine Park, hiding in macro algae, seagrass or over a sandy or muddy bottom. They are most commonly found in estuaries, ranging in depths  from 0-30m. While pipefish usually have an average maximum total length of 20cm, F. […]