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Giant Kelp

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.


The endangered Hooded Plover. Photo Michele Sawyer Click to view the news RSS feed.

Dog restrictions in Mornington Peninsula National Park to help endangered Hooded Plovers

10 Oct 2016

Parks Victoria is reminding the public new dog bans will apply in the Mornington Peninsula National Park from Tuesday 1 November 2016. In March 2016, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change announced dogs would be banned across the entire Mornington Peninsula National Park to provide greater protection for vulnerable…

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