Encounter Wild Dolphins
Admire Graceful Rays
Peel Away the Layers
Show Your Might
Expect the Unexpected
Marine Life of the Great Southern Reef
The Great Southern Reef is a massive network of rocky reefs that lines much of southern Australia’s coastline. Dominated by a multitude of seaweeds and kelp, the communities of creatures those flowing fronds support and protect are unlike anything else in the world.
The temperate waters are cooler than the tropics, however beneath the surface you’ll find one of the most majestic, beautiful and colourful range of sea life that exists nowhere else.
The Bottlenose dolphins are a feature of Port Phillip Bay, numbering around 120 in their population. Growing up to 4m long, they can swim up to almost 40kph. A protected species, interaction with them is managed tightly so as to ensure continued health and growth of these beautiful animals.
Humpback whales appear only during their transit from Antarctic waters to the North in the winter months. To see them rise up breaching the surface and crashing down in a symphony of white water is truly spectacular.
Blue Spotted Stingaree
Port Jackson Shark
Port Jackson Shark Egg
A beautiful coloured boxfish, you might see them blowing jets of water to expose hidden prey beneath the sediment.