• Posts Tagged ‘Octopus’

    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 informative displays about the marine environment with a particular focus on our region….

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    Art, Science & links to the SCMDC

    by  • February 28, 2013 • Announcements, Research

    Check out the first two fantastic video clips on the following page. http://www.lynchpin.org.au/scholarships/our-scholars/ We have been collaborating with one of the scientists in the video, Jorge, by providing him with valuable data which includes video footage and still photography (one of our pics features in the first video), of our local octopus species, Octopus tetricus,…

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    Rocky Shore Ramble fun!

    by  • January 11, 2013 • Announcements • 0 Comments

    The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre has been running rocky shore rambles all this week and we have had a wonderful turn out of visitors from a variety of locations. Groups of families are lead down to a local rocky beach at low tide and given the chance to explore life in the intertidal…

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    Olivia is settling in

    by  • January 7, 2013 • Announcements • 0 Comments

    Our new octopus ‘Olivia’ is really settled now in her little tank. She is tiny – only about 10cm across when fully stretched. She spends her days either hiding in her shell or dancing around the tank, much to the delight of our many visitors.

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    New octopus babies

    by  • December 13, 2012 • Announcements, Aquaria • 0 Comments

    We would like to congratulate proud mother Morticia on her beautiful new children, all 1000 of them! As you may have guessed Morticia is not human. She is the lovely gloomy octopus living at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. The octobabies as they have come to be known were hatched on Monday December…

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    It’s Whale Festival time!

    by  • October 24, 2012 • Announcements, Events

    The Annual Eden Whale Festival is almost here. Check out the Festival website: www.edenwhalefestival.com.au or facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eden-Whale-Festival/195565740490810 for the program, Festival highlights and more. The Discovery Centre will be open as follows: Saturday 3rd November:  11am – 3pm (Special Entry Price: Gold Coin Donation) 12.30pm: Fish and octopus feeding 2pm: Whale presentation from a…

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    Octavia and her babies

    by  • June 28, 2012 • Announcements, Aquaria • 0 Comments

    It has been an exciting month here at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre with the multiple births of literally hundreds of baby octopus occurring over a number of days. First discovered Monday the 4th of June,  the tank was bubbling with activity as minute (about 1mm long) baby octopus, or hatchlings, bobbed around and up and down…

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