Coastal & Marine Life

By exploring Perth’s coastline, you will discover the diversity of marine life right on your doorstep.

This section of the Beachcombers Education Kit investigates marine life found along the coast in the Perth metropolitan area and the various habitats in which they live.

Gain a better appreciation of the diversity of marine life found along the coast. Improve your understanding of what classification is and why it’s important, while exploring features of various organisms to discover what makes them similar or different.

Explore coastal and marine habitats, and their food webs, which will influence your beachcombing experience. Participants will gain an understanding that the nature of the habitat influences the kinds of plants and animals that live there.

Learn about marine conservation areas including marine nature reserves, marine parks and fish habitat protection areas and the restrictions that may apply to the collection of marine life.