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Marine Natural Values Reports

Potbellied seahorse. Photo by Mark Norman, Museum Victoria.

Potbellied seahorse. Photo by Mark Norman, Museum Victoria.

1 year ago from Steffan HoweParks Victoria

Location: Marine Natural Values Reports

String kelp. Photo by Mark Norman, Museum Victoria.

String kelp. Photo by Mark Norman, Museum Victoria.

1 year ago from Steffan HoweParks 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.

1 year ago from Steffan HoweParks 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.

1 year ago from Steffan HoweParks 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.

1 year ago from Steffan HoweParks Victoria

Location: Marine Natural Values Reports

Senator wrasse. Photo by Julian Finn, Museum Victoria.

Senator wrasse. Photo by Julian Finn, Museum Victoria.

1 year ago from Steffan HoweParks 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.

1 year ago from Steffan HoweParks Victoria

Location: Marine Natural Values Reports

Rhodolith beds in Point Addis MNP. Photo: Coastal CRC

Rhodolith beds in Point Addis MNP. Photo: Coastal CRC

1 year ago from Steffan HoweParks 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
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Spotted-tailed Quoll caught on camera in Great Otway NP Click to view the news RSS feed.

Endangered Spotted-tailed Quoll sighted in Great Otway National Park

07 Aug 2014

An endangered Spotted-tailed Quoll has been sighted in the Great Otway National Park for the first time in 24 years. Related to the Tasmanian Devil, and colloquially known as the ‘Tiger Quoll’, the animal was caught on a remote camera set up as part of an ongoing program by Parks…

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Westerfolds parkrun

23 Aug 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.

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Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

24 Aug 2014 10:00am-11:00am

Take a journey of discovery along the Fosters Gully Nature Walk where the forests and undergrowth provide food and shelter for many species of birds and animals. If you are quiet you may be able to see and hear many of the species of wildlife that live in the park.…

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Westerfolds parkrun

30 Aug 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.

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Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

31 Aug 2014 9:30am-10:20am

A superb loop walk that winds through woodland, wet heathland & along boardwalks. Along the way you will encounter a variety of flora including hakeas, wattles, tea-trees, mistletoe, swamp bush pea and button grass. This guided walk is run by Friends of Bunyip State Park.