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Bunurong Environment Centre
Corner. Ramsay Bvd. & The Esplanade, Inverloch 3996. Victoria.
School Group sessions include Rock-pool Rambles & Dinosaur Discovery, Flora & Fauna sessions & activities & videos in our education activities room, all led by qualified educational officers.
Find heaps to do over the School Holidays this Christmas & New Year! Rock-pooling or Wildlife Spotlighting & Dinosaur tours with our experienced Education Officers to show you what a great place Inverloch can be!
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A free water education initiative for primary and secondary schools
ReefWatch's Great Victorian Fish Count
in the Bunurong Marine Park took place on Sunday, 1st December at Shack Bay.
13 snorkellers enjoyed favourable conditions at Shack Bay, observing 17 of the 25 monitored species, including the fully protected Blue Groper. 3 Ray species, Port Jackson Sharks and many other fish species were also noted.
We valued the supportive participation of Chris Hayward, senior dive coordinator with Parks Victoria and Ash Belsar of "Outthere". Youngest participant was 9 year old Kody from Cape Patterson, a competent snorkeller and fish identifier, as were his older teenage sisters. Senior card carriers, an assortment of locals and those from distant parts also joined in. The message from this is that people of all ages can participate. You can readily learn the skills which allow you to comfortably see the wealth of diversity in our southern seas; so many fish species and invertebrates along with over a thousand different marine seaweeds. Most found nowhere elsewhere in the world.
Bunurong Coast Education / South Gippsland Conservation Society were thrilled with the outcome and are looking forward to facilitating more "citizen Science" events which contribute to scientific knowledge of our coast.
Reefwatch and Seasearch programs need support in our area. Contact Rod Webster at Bunurong Environment Centre 56743738, or 0434 145 816 if you need more information on how you can contribute.
Port Jackson Shark
Preparing for the count