• Rock pool excursion

    by  • January 23, 2015 • Announcements, Education, Events • 0 Comments

    Last weekend National Parks Association of NSW members enjoyed a somewhat different excursion to what they are used to with a visit to the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, followed by exploration of nearby rock pools.

    In the Marine Centre the group viewed NPA Excursion Eden 3informative displays about the marine environment with a particular focus on our region.  They were also treated to displays of frenzied fish feeding & watched the antics of “Missy”, the Gloomy octopus, who is learning how to undo the lid of a jar to access her food. She’s pretty clever, but not yet forecasting the soccer results!

    NPA excursion EdenAfter the visit to the centre we ventured out into the wild to explore the local marine life in their natural habitat. We wandered the rock platform and discovered many amazing creatures including brittle stars, feather stars, chitons, sea stars, shrimp, crabs, nudibranchs, elephant snails and much more. Everyone was discovering new things about the animals that live on the shoreline and having fun while doing it.

    A great day out ?


    Marine Education Officer for the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. A qualified marine scientist and educator with a Bachelor degree in Global and Ocean Science obtained from the Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication.


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