Spotlight on Bunyip

We are back in Bunyip State Park in 2022 with a new and improved wildlife monitoring project! This year we are turning the spotlight on wildlife in the park – literally! Join our spotlighting...
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Pelagic Habitats

Pelagic (open ocean)pecies are those that are found in open ocean waters, rather than in waters close tohore or inland. Away from thehoreline, Victoria’s deeper open watersupport plankton,...
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Estuaries

Estuaries are places where rivers meet the sea. Semi-enclosed bodies of coastal water where fresh andwater meet, they can encompass bays, inlets, river mouths, mudflats, wetlands, mangroves,...
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Subtidal Reefs

Victoria’s subtidal reefs are either extensions of intertidal rocky reefs, or isolated offshore reefs. Taking the form of banks of stones or cobbles, large underwater boulders, cascading shelves of...
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Sponge Gardens

Australia’s southern waters contain spectacular and diverse organisms which rival those of tropical reefs in colour and form, though most are not corals. Marine animal communities flourish under...
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Intertidal Reefs

Life is a challenge for species that live on intertidal rocky shores! Animals and plants here have to deal with storm waves, dehydration, extreme temperature changes, very salty conditions in...
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Coastal Wetlands

Victoria has a diverse range of wetlands including saltmarshes, mangroves, and floodplain billabongs. Often referred to as swamps, coastal wetlands have historically suffered from inappropriate...
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Sand Habitats

Victoria is surrounded by a magnificent stretch of beaches and coastal sand flats, and sandy plains are a common feature beneath the surface of Victoria’s coastal waters. These undulating...
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Seagrass beds and estuary grass

A healthy bed of dense, green seagrass, busy with animals and fish swimming above, is an incredible sight. Seagrasses are flowering plants that grow underwater in coastal marine and estuarine...
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Otway Marine Bioregion

The Otway Marine Bioregion extends from Cape Jaffa in South Australia to Apollo Bay in Victoria and includes the western islands of Bass Strait, such as King Island.   Marine Protected Areas...
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