Fauna

Bryozoan Reefs of Westernport

Bryozoan Reefs of Westernport

Bryozozan reefs of Westernport Bryozoan Reefs of Westernport Bay. Travis Dutka , lecturer Latrobe University  May 5 2022  at Coolart Auditorium Introduced by Amy from Mornington Peninsula Landcare.  These reefs were thought to be coral until 2016 when it was discovered that they were an…

Introduced Bird Pest

Introduced Bird Pest

The Indian Myna (left in photo) actively compete and displace native Australian bird species e.g. Native, noisy Minor (right in photo).   They may appear similar as both species have similar yellow similar patches behind their eyes.  They can be differentiated because the pest, Indian…

Netting : A Death Trap

Netting : A Death Trap

Laws to protect wildlife from getting caught up in backyard fruit tree netting came into effect on September 1. They require the mesh size to be 5mm by 5mm or less at full stretch. A penalty of $3303 applies for using netting that does not…

Balloon Ban : Win for wildlife

Balloon Ban : Win for wildlife

30 July 2021 Environmental groups are applauding the ban by the Environment Protection Authority ( EPA ) which has made it illegal to release helium balloons in Victoria with fines of $991 for individuals, $4956 for companies. The Mornington Environment Association President, Margaret Howden, reports…

Marty Lenard : Article on Creek Predator

Marty Lenard : Article on Creek Predator

Please click on link below … Creek Predator

Fish Survey Report : Tanti Creek.  From Marty Lenard.

Fish Survey Report : Tanti Creek. From Marty Lenard.

Hi Everyone, Please find attached a fish survey report from Streamline Research. The survey was kindly funded by Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust (owner of the Beleura Private Hospital – refer attached press release for background). My take on the key outcomes are as follows:…