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Victorian marine fossils

This is an information sheet that provides a summary of the major kinds of invertebrate fossils found in Victoria. The sheet is available as a PDF for download.

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Introduced marine organisms in Port Phillip Bay

This is an information sheet describing some of the approximately 100 marine species that have been introduced accidentally to Port Phillip Bay.

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Downloading data from animal tags

This is a colour photograph of a scientist in a laboratory using a laptop computer to download data from electronic animal tags. To the right of the computer is a specialised communication box into which the electronic tag is placed. The scientist in the image is Dr Miles Lamare, a marine biologist involved in sea star ...

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Antarctic sea star

This image is a colour photograph of an Antarctic sea star feeding. A sea stars pushes its stomach out through its mouth, releases digestive enzymes and digests its prey. In this image, the yellowish sea star is held above a small tank and can be seen feeding.

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Electronically tagging sea stars

This is a colour video clip of marine scientist Dr Miles Lamare describing the process used to electronically tag sea stars. The clip shows Dr Lamare, from a New Zealand university, being interviewed. It also shows footage of Dr Lamare in the laboratory attaching a tag to a sea star; as well as sea stars moving in water ...

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Role of sea stars

This is a colour video clip in which marine biologist Dr Miles Lamare of the University of Otago talks about the feeding behaviour and ecological niche of sea stars. It shows stills of sea stars and other echinoderms as well as video sequences showing the tube feet of a sea star and Dr Lamare at work.

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Why tag a starfish?

This is a colour video clip in which biologist Dr Miles Lamare of the University of Otago talks about the advantages of using electronic tags to study sea stars. He explains how the tags operate, the data they provide and how unusual it is for them to be used on invertebrates. Sequences showing tags on sea stars and other ...

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Sea star features and adaptations

This article includes sea star interactive diagrams with labels that lead users to its many unusual features. When a label is selected, some text with a video or an image is presented in a small window. When the flip label is selected, the sea star turns around and a different set of labels appear.

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Flow of energy: seagrass

Use this tool to create a diagram that shows the flow of energy within a seagrass ecosystem. Select and position appropriate items of a food chain, symbols, lines and text boxes to build an energy diagram. You can use the images from the tool or import your own images.

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'Life and Death on the Great Barrier Reef', 2002 - item 1

This is a colour underwater photograph of a crown-of-thorns starfish on a coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef off northern Queensland. The photograph was taken in 2002 during the shooting of the documentary film 'Muddy Waters - Life and Death on the Great Barrier Reef'.

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Fossil sea star

This is a colour photograph of a fossil sea star 'Eoactis stachi'.