Video: Protecting Nelson’s Coastal Ecosystem

Explore the Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay Ramsar Site and learn about Nelson Coastcare’s efforts to care for the area and the shorebirds which visit from Siberia.

This short video was created by Grassland Films.

Video: Marine Litter

Join a Tangaroa Blue Foundation Project Coordinator to discuss all of the exciting marine debris source reduction efforts implemented around Australia. Learn what you can do at home to contribute!

Tangaroa Blue Foundation is an Australian-wide not-for-profit, dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris. Hosting the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database, they host data on over 22 million items of marine debris collected by community groups, citizen scientists and more around the Country. They use this data to inform all levels of Government and implement source reduction projects to reduce litter at the source. Join them in this exciting presentation to hear about source reduction activities towards cigarette butts, balloons, fishing litter, and general waste and hear what you can do at home to contribute.

Video: Restoring Western Port’s Mangroves

Victoria is home the southernmost mangroves in the world. Learn about the crucial role they play and how a local group is helping bring them back to Western Port.

This short video was created by Grassland Films.

Video: Beneath the Waves of Bunurong Marine National Park

Take a journey through the underwater wonderland of Bunurong Marine National Park, where reefs draped in colourful seaweed are bursting with life.

This short video was created by Grassland Films.

Video: Dive into marine mammal research with the Marine Mammal Foundation

The Marine Mammal Foundation (MMF) is a world-leader in marine mammal research. Hear from MMF Researchers as they detail the amazing research being undertaken across Victoria’s coast, including dolphins, whales and seals. Listen to the sounds of Burrunan dolphins under the water, and discover how you can get involved and contribute to MMF research and conservation.

To log a marine mammal sighting, please visit To join the Dolphin and Whale Spotting Victoria Facebook group, please visit

Planet Flinders

This video was filmed and created by our Summer by the Sea 2022 Amateur Naturalist Challenge Winner – Stewart Andrews.

Go on a journey to another planet under the water at Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula and meet some of the unique animals and plants that live there.

Stewart has dived all over the world and has a keen interest in underwater marine life, photography, videography and film making.

Stewart would like to thank Paul Soreson from for encouragement, equipment, training and advice over his years of diving (and especially for encouraging him to submit this video!).

Closed captions are available in English.

Volunteering for Threatened Flora

In this video, hear from Bellarine Catchment Network and the local ‘Borough Coastcarers’ group, who volunteer their time to protect threatened flora. This group come together each month to remove invasive weeds from Coastal Moonah Woodland habitat, a threatened plant community. For the past year, this group have been working hard to restore habitat at the Narrows in Queenscliff – and their efforts have made a huge difference on this ecosystem. Find out about this group, why they volunteer and the change they have seen.

Marine and Coastal Habitat Ecology and Interpretation


Have you ever wanted to learn more about the critters that live on the beach? Join Mike Cleeland from from Bunurong Coast Education as he explores the different beach zones and the unique critters that inhabit each zone. Find out what their adaptive qualities are and how they survive.

Beneath the Waves at Ricketts Point

Join Jack Breedon for this calming journey underwater at Ricketts Point, to discover the beautiful marine life that is just on the doorstep of Melbourne’s CBD.

Turning the Tide with Marine Mammal Conservation

Join Dr Kate Robb and Matt Montemurro from the Marine Mammal Foundation and explore Victoria’s incredible marine mammal biodiversity. Learn about the world-leading research being undertaken by the Marine Mammal Foundation to better conserve and protect Victoria’s marine mammals, and discover how you can get involved and make a positive difference to care for our own watery backyards.