International Day for Biological Diversity

Article | Updated 9 months ago

To celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, we’re giving you the chance to win this tote bag featuring the beautiful Ruby seadragon.

The International Day for Biological Diversity is a time to re-connect to our natural world and work together to build a future of life in harmony with nature.  

A canvas bag with the words Ruby Seadragon in a sweet typeface.

Identify and win

To win a tote bag all you have to do is tap into your inner taxonomist identify this animal:

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Museums and Taxonomy

Taxonomy is the science of describing, naming and classifying organisms.

Museum collections play a vital role in taxonomy and the description of new species adding to our knowledge of biodiversity.

A Ruby seadragon specimen that was held in the WA Museum’s collection for almost 100 years was critical in providing information necessary to prove the discovery of a new species.


Conditions of entry:

  1. Employees of the Western Australian Museum and their immediate families are not eligible to enter the competition.
  2. One entry per IP address.
  3. Entrants need to be over 18.
  4. The competition commences on 18 May 2020 and closes on 26 May 2020.
  5. Entries will be accepted from 5 December 2019 through to midnight on 5 February 2020.
  6. Entrants must provide contact information so that the winner can be contacted to redeem their prize. This information will not be used for any other purposes.
  7. The winners will be selected using the Excel Random Number Generator.
  8. The Western Australian Museum will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever for personal injury suffered or sustained, in connection with the promotion, the use of the prize or any act or omission of the promoter, their respective agents, employees and contractors.