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Shark Nets: Friend or Foe

Shark nets are a common safety precaution around Australian beaches, with the simple idea that sharks will get caught in the net and not go further into the beach, therefore, protecting the swimmers. They are in place at most popular beaches along the east coast of Australia, but do they actually keep swimmers safe? Some… Continue reading Shark Nets: Friend or Foe

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The Amazing Octopus

If you had to guess, what would you say the closest relative to octopus are? If you had said oysters, snails or clams then you would have been correct! No no, I'm not kidding! Squids and Octopus are part of the Phylum Mollusca, meaning 'soft bodied'. They are highly derived members of Mollusca, meaning over… Continue reading The Amazing Octopus

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Top 5 Marine Documentaries

These are the documentaries that give me inspiration. Whenever I feel like I'm losing my passion, or are just feeling like I'm on a useless career path, I watch one of these documentaries and it all makes sense again! 1. Blue Planet 1 and 2 There is nothing more soothing than Sir David Attenborough's voice,… Continue reading Top 5 Marine Documentaries

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

#WasteFreeWednesday is here again, and this time, I'm telling you about this phenomenon that is always referred to when talking about plastic pollution. Located between Japan and California, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest natural accumulation of plastic and other rubbish in the world. This is not the only place in the ocean… Continue reading The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Portuguese Man O’ War

So today I'm writing about something that I learn't in my Marine Invertebrates class this semester, and I found it super interesting so I thought I would share it with you! Portuguese Man O'War, are a highly venomous species of blue bottle. Around the coast of Australia, we have the less venomous cousin of the… Continue reading Portuguese Man O’ War