Reef Watch Victoria
Reef Watch Victoria is a not-for-profit project that encourages you as divers and snorkellers to check on marine life at your favourite dive sites
Through Reef Watch, you will be able to encourage better policies and actions to protect Victoria's marine Environment.
These photographs remain copyright of the photographers.
Mystery Creature No. 26
Mystery Creature No. 27
You can find the answer to this one (and many more)by clicking here. Mystery Creatures
Protecting Marine Habitat: a handbook for Victorian waters
This handbook provides a detailed and colourful guide to the natural features of each of Victoria's marine habitats. A variety of reefs are highlighted including, subtidal rocky reefs, soft bottoms & sandy flats, seagrass meadows, the rocky intertidal zone and mangroves & saltmarshes. Information is also given about what we can all do to minimise the threats and ensure they are protected and sustained for future generations. It's available on the VNPA website here. Hard copies are also available on request.
Featured Species: The Common Seadragon
Photo: Jane Bowman, Ocean Divers.
The Common Seadragon (Scientific name: Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) represents a unique and fascinating example of the marine life endemic to Australia's southern waters and has been Victoria's official state marine faunal emblem since 2002.
While currently classified as 'Near Threatened' on the IUCN Red List, more knowledge regarding the species' population trends and areas of occupancy would likely result in a classification of 'Vulnerable' or 'Endangered', exhibiting the importance of collecting more data on this animal.
Great Victorian Fish Count
In addition, you can download a general information leafet in .pdf format here
Reef Watch joins Atlas of Living Australia
Sponge Marine Field Guide
'The Urban Sanctuary' - Algae and Marine Invertebrates of Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
Algae additions to the Port Philip Bay Taxonomic Toolkit
Saturday 29th Aug - Queenscliff
Sunday 30th Aug - Williamstown
Saturday 5th Sep - Inverlock
Time: 10am - 4pm
Registration if free. For more information or to book a place email Wendy at email@example.com--> Museum Victoria is producing a series of field guides to the rich marine life of southern Australia.
They are seeking help from Reef Watch photographers to contribute live animal images for the upcoming titles on:
Last updated : 27/08/2015