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Marine Natural Values Reports

Potbellied seahorse. Photo by Mark Norman, Museum Victoria.

Potbellied seahorse. Photo by Mark Norman, Museum Victoria.

Photo by: Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Marine Natural Values Reports

String kelp. Photo by Mark Norman, Museum Victoria.

String kelp. Photo by Mark Norman, Museum Victoria.

Photo by: Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Marine Natural Values Reports

Biota mapping for Discovery Bay Marine National Park. Data collected by Deakin University.

Biota mapping for Discovery Bay Marine National Park. Data collected by Deakin University.

Photo by: Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Marine Natural Values Reports

Rock ledges teeming with fish. Photo by Mark Norman, Museum Victoria.

Rock ledges teeming with fish. Photo by Mark Norman, Museum Victoria.

Photo by: Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Marine Natural Values Reports

Bathymetry map of Point Hicks MNP. Data collected by the Coastal CRC and DSE.

Bathymetry map of Point Hicks MNP. Data collected by the Coastal CRC and DSE.

Photo by: Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Marine Natural Values Reports

Senator wrasse. Photo by Julian Finn, Museum Victoria.

Senator wrasse. Photo by Julian Finn, Museum Victoria.

Photo by: Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Marine Natural Values Reports

Seaweed covered reefs in Bunurong MNP. Photo by Mark Norman, Museum Victoria.

Seaweed covered reefs in Bunurong MNP. Photo by Mark Norman, Museum Victoria.

Photo by: Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Marine Natural Values Reports

Rhodolith beds in Point Addis MNP. Photo: Coastal CRC

Rhodolith beds in Point Addis MNP. Photo: Coastal CRC

Photo by: Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Marine Natural Values Reports

Since declaration of Victoria’s marine national parks and sanctuaries and release of the first Marine Natural Values Study in September 2003 there has been an ongoing marine science program that has focussed on improving baseline knowledge and addressed important management challenges. Much of the research has been undertaken as part of the Research Partners Program involving collaboration with various research institutions, while there are also a range of ongoing commissioned and community based monitoring programs. These programs have considerably increased our knowledge and understanding of the natural values and threats for Victoria’s marine national parks and sanctuaries.

The second version of the Marine Natural Values reports has been developed in partnership with Deakin University.

The primary aim of these reports is to add the new knowledge and information that has been generated through Parks Victoria’s research and monitoring programs and other marine science programs to the description of the natural values associated with Victoria’s marine national parks and sanctuaries.

The reports will be important for informing park management and will also be a valuable resource for education and public recognition of the natural values of the marine national parks and sanctuaries.

Marine Natural Values Reports - Full versions
Combined Summaries
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Geo-bands to track Red-necked Stints on global flights

24 Jun 2016

Parks Victoria rangers and volunteers have helped band over 250 red-necked stint at Yallock Creek south of Pakenham with the Victorian Wader Study Group as a part of a long term banding program which tracks the journey of migratory birds who travel to Australia from countries such as Siberia. Banding…

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Federal Cave Tour

1 Jul 2016 3:00pm-4:00pm

This historical tour provides a unique opportunity to view a cave that is rarely open to the public and is part of the same cave system as the Royal and the Fairy show caves. Lit only by solar-powered pathway lights, you are provided with a helmet and headlight to view…

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Federal Cave Tour

2 Jul 2016 3:00pm-4:00pm

This historical tour provides a unique opportunity to view a cave that is rarely open to the public and is part of the same cave system as the Royal and the Fairy show caves. Lit only by solar-powered pathway lights, you are provided with a helmet and headlight to view…

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Federal Cave Tour

3 Jul 2016 3:00pm-4:00pm

This historical tour provides a unique opportunity to view a cave that is rarely open to the public and is part of the same cave system as the Royal and the Fairy show caves. Lit only by solar-powered pathway lights, you are provided with a helmet and headlight to view…

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Murrindal Cave Tour

4 Jul 2016 1:00pm-2:30pm

A rare opportunity to visit spectacular caves located to the north of Buchan. Be prepared for something very special. The tour requires a 14km drive north of Buchan and a reasonable level of fitness. Discounts apply for multiple tours.