Fast Facts: Fortescue

Has a brown to white body with dark brown to black bars; Has two large projectable spines on either side of the head, activated when disturbed; It’s first dorsal fin has 16 strong, painfully stinging spines; Lives in estuaries and bays to a depth of 30 m; Is endemic to Australia; Often seen in groupsContinue reading “Fast Facts: Fortescue”

Inscription Point Inspiration 

Theres a place, a very special place in Kurnell, Sydney, called Inscription Point. The area is at the southern headland of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, near Cronulla. This area is of cultural and national significance and there’s heaps to know about this area if you’re keen. This little treasure is home to a diversityContinue reading “Inscription Point Inspiration “

Fast Facts: Moon Jelly

Is common and sometimes extremely abundant; Has a transparent jelly-like bell with four horseshoe-shaped reproductive organs that surround a square mouth; A feeding tentacle hangs down from each corner of the mouth; It’s tentacles are equipped with stinging cells (nematocysts) to capture small prey that are dragged inward towards the mouth; The outer edge ofContinue reading “Fast Facts: Moon Jelly”

Fast Facts: Red Morwong

The upper body varies from red to pale brown in colour; Adults are orange-brown to dark brown above and pale below; Small juveniles are silvery with dark bands crossing the upper sides and dorsal fin; Grows to a maximum size of approximately 4 kg and 65 cm in length; Found in shallow coastal waters toContinue reading “Fast Facts: Red Morwong”

Fast Facts: Numb Ray

Is commonly found hiding under and on sand and mud bottoms in shallow bays and estuaries, but is also observed at depths over 200 m; Is endemic to Australian waters; Can deliver powerful electric shocks to anyone who touches it, as it has electric organs located in each pectoral fin; It’s electric organs are usedContinue reading “Fast Facts: Numb Ray”

What a “Tosser”

Thank you to the visitors and residents of the Bayside area in Sydney, Australia, for not tossing rubbish and placing rubbish in the bin. By not being a tosser, you have made both our lives and our precious aquatic lives, safer, healthier and more sustainable. Because you have done the right thing by placing rubbishContinue reading “What a “Tosser””