FLORA & FAUNA
Rabbit Plague Research
Since Rabbits were first introduced to Australia with the First Fleet, rabbits have had a devastating impact on the Australian ecology.
This is the story of how Broughton Island became a test location in the development of a virus designed to kill rabbits and no other species.
A growing number of whales migrate along the Australian East Coast each year.
From being close to extinction it’s now possible to watch the annual migration between May and November. Here we detail a some of the history and future of these magnificent mammals who visit us each year.
Black Marlin world first catch
In February 1913 a world first at Port Stephens occurs when Dr Mark Cowley Lidwill becomes the first angler to catch a black marlin with a rod and reel.
Port Stephens Dolphins
PORT STEPHENS DOLPHINS Around 90 to 120 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins live permanently in the waters of Port Stephens within the Port Stephens – Great Lakes Marine Park. The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) is a species of bottlenose dolphin growing to 2.6 metres long and weighing up to 230 kilograms. Around 90 to 120 Indo-Pacific bottlenose […]