World Oceans Day

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World Oceans Day

The Western Australian Museum’s Aquatic Zoology department boasts a wide collection of specimens ranging from tiny crustaceans to large shark skeletons. These specimens are either wet specimens preserved in alcohol or dry specimens stored in glass jars.

Diving head first during fieldwork expeditions, we have a dedicated team of researchers who are responsible for building and contributing to these collections and the stories behind the specimens.

In celebration of World Oceans Day, we share the beauty of these species and the value our oceans hold for current and future generations to come.



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Siti Mutaza – Science Communication Practicum
University of Western Australia Student