The animals (mostly molluscs) that live on and in the seabed play a a key role in cycling nutrients that underpin the health of the Bay food chain. Despite this importance, there have been few longterm studies of shellfish in the Bay. Since 2009 the … [Read more...]
Annual health check for the Bay
Assorted limpets and top shells at Point Gellibrand (Pic by Stathi Paxinos) With the Summer By the Sea program underway it’s time for our annual health check of Port Phillip Bay - for the ninth year! The Baykeeper Shoreline Shell Safaris, which … [Read more...]
Captain Trash – not a real pirate!
Yes it's true, Captain Trash isn't a real pirate.... HE'S AN UNREAL PIRATE!!! He'll be on a beach near you in the upcoming Summer By the Sea program strumming up citizen science and community action to care for Port Phillip Bay. For kids of all ages, … [Read more...]
Seashell Safaris – a fresh look at the beach
The 2015 'Summer by the Sea' program (brought to you by Coastcare Victoria and Parks Victoria) is providing free activities on the coast during January. The wide range of activities include 14 seashell safaris conducted by Port Phillip Baykeeper on … [Read more...]
Summer by the Sea – say g’day to the Bay!
The 2014 'Summer by the Sea' program kicks off in early January providing a wide range of exciting and educational activities for Victorian beachgoers. Most activities are FREE! Port Phillip Baykeeper will be conducting Shoreline Seashell Safaris at … [Read more...]
Summer by the Sea – on a beach near you!
Coastcare Victoria and Parks Victoria are up to their old tricks again... coordinating a fantastic range of fun and free marine activities on coasts across Victoria in January. It's bound to be the best summer we'll have all year.... so why not hit … [Read more...]
Summer by the Sea 2012 – your chance to connect with the coast
For anyone looking for kids holiday activities and keen to connect with the coast on a low budget, Christmas comes in January... January 2nd to 22nd to be precise. During that 3 weeks an incredible range of fun learning opportunities are available … [Read more...]
Seashell safaris – spot something special!
This January kicks off the third year of Baykeeper seashell safaris conducted for the Coastacre /Parks Victoria Summer by the Sea program. Shoreline shell surveys are a great family activity to introduce kids of all ages to the wonderful life in the … [Read more...]
Find a shore thing on a beach near you
Most Australians remember fun days at the beach: beating the heat, building sand castles, catching frizbees and waves, and listening to the ocean in a seashell. Perhaps that's why it's called the Lucky Country! Thanks Douglas for sending the … [Read more...]