Fast Facts: Purple Sea Urchin

The Purple Sea Urchin is one of the most common Sea Urchins found on Sydney’s Coast; Are endemic to Australia; Body colour ranges from white to green, pink, purple and black and the spines are typically different in colour; Due to this colour diversity, it was once thought that the Purple Sea Urchin were threeContinue reading “Fast Facts: Purple Sea Urchin”

Short Story: Eastern Blue Groper

Zooming and zipping around in my agile, loyal car, I poked my neck out, sniffing for a car space, like a wolf hunting for prey. After loitering around, I finally found a space for my car to rest. My mouth wrapped around the neck of my drink bottle, as I felt the icy-cold trickle ofContinue reading “Short Story: Eastern Blue Groper”

Fast Facts: Eastern Blue Groper

Despite the name, the Eastern Blue Groper is not a groper, but a wrasse. It lives in shallow coastal waters and is regularly seen around exposed reefs. It has peg-like teeth, heavy scales, a large tail and thick lips. Juveniles are brown to green brown. Juveniles are all female. As the fish matures, it goesContinue reading “Fast Facts: Eastern Blue Groper”

Fast Facts: Banded Coral Shrimp

Physical description: Reddish-brown banded body and claws; slender claws about as long as body; very long, branched, white, filamentous antennae. To 90 mm. Common in crevices and under ledges on coral and rocky reefs. Since the fish that it cleans to gather its food are most abundant in the shallow reefs, it is commonly found justContinue reading “Fast Facts: Banded Coral Shrimp”