Tertiary Catalogue

Series: Great Southern Reef


Colleen Hughson's Beach Patrol

Colleen Hughson's Beach Patrol

Warrnambool native and eco-activist, Colleen Hughson, first began her beach clean-up initiative after spending time walking along the Shelly Beach, a remote, rugged stretch of coastline near her hometown. During an illness she would frequent the...Show More
Fusing Art and Science

Fusing Art and Science

Roger Swainston is a renowned artist known for his hyper-realistic paintings and illustrations of underwater species and reefscapes. His aim is to cultivate awareness and drive attention to the beauty and diversity of Australian marine life....Show More
Golden Kelp: Foundation Species of the Great Southern Reef

Golden Kelp: Foundation Species of the Great Southern Reef

The Great Southern Reef is dominated by a canopy forming seaweed species, Ecklonia radiata. This kelp, sometimes called common kelp or golden kelp is known as a foundation species as it provides food, shelter and habitat for hundreds of species....Show More
How Climate Change is Impacting Australia's Kelp Forests

How Climate Change is Impacting Australia's Kelp Forests

On Australia’s West coast, warming waters have led to severe consequences for kelp forests and associated marine life. In 2011 Record high ocean temperatures were experienced causing kelp loss, fish, shellfish and crayfish deaths and more.
Indigenous Connection to the Great Southern Reef

Indigenous Connection to the Great Southern Reef

Whaledreamer, songman, storyteller. These are just a few ways in which Bunna Lawrie represents the Mirning Aboriginal tribe and tells the story of his country and fight for land and sea protection along the Great Southern Reef. Born and raised...Show More
Indigenous Responsibility of Caring for Country and the Great Southern Reef

Indigenous Responsibility of Caring for Country and the Great Southern Reef

Aboriginal heritage is a central element in Aboriginal spirituality and is inseparable from the natural environment which is associated with dreaming stories and cultural learning that links Aboriginal people with who they are and where they...Show More
Restoring Australia's Giant Kelp Forests

Restoring Australia's Giant Kelp Forests

Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) are an iconic canopy forming seaweed that can grow over 35 metres long and up to half a metre each day. Like trees in a forest, giant kelp modifies the environment and the resulting conditions favour a huge...Show More
Restoring Australia's Lost Shellfish Reefs

Restoring Australia's Lost Shellfish Reefs

Leading Australia’s largest marine restoration initiative, The Nature Conservancy has committed to protect and restore 60 shellfish reefs right across the Great Southern Reef with the aim of recovering the critically endangered marine...Show More
Sustainable Seafood on Steroids

Sustainable Seafood on Steroids

“It’s all about the food, and about the reefs that provide that food,” Ocean Grown Abalone’s (OGA) Managing Director, Brad Adams, claims as he explains how the sustainable abalone reef system works. Adams grew up in remote western...Show More
The Story of Southern Bluefin Tuna

The Story of Southern Bluefin Tuna

Southern Bluefin Tuna are world renowned as one of the most sought after by fisheries for their delicate meat. An invaluable resource to Australia's economy, the fishery is a multimillion dollar industry. Back in the 1960s and 70s, the southern...Show More
World’s Largest Cuttlefish Aggregation

World’s Largest Cuttlefish Aggregation

Every year SARDI aquatic sciences send a team of scientists to Pt. Lowly SA, to assess the population of the Giant Australian Cuttlefish aggregation. Divers swim 50m transects counting the cuttlefish to calculate how many animals per square meter...Show More