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Victoria’s marine environments are amongst the most diverse and spectacular in the world. Marine areas have been the last type of ecosystem to become protected in Victoria. Marine national parks and sanctuaries were established in 2002 and protect an example of each of the major type of marine ecosystem in Victoria.

A useful way to distinguish and manage the marine ecosystem is by marine habitats and the animals and plants typical of these areas. A marine habitat is a place where species are found together.

Find out more about marine habitats.

 

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Vulnerable Regent Parrots reign supreme in hidden gem reserve

23 Nov 2016

Recent discoveries of vulnerable and endangered bird species in unexpectedly high numbers in Victoria’s northwest Mallee region have astounded scientists, volunteers and conservation experts. During the citizen science fauna survey in Annuello Flora and Fauna Reserve, south-east of Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, recordings included 1,600 Regent Parrots flying overhead within a…

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