On Thursday 20 June, the Year 9 Marine Studies class visited Sea World as part of their Dangerous Marine Animals unit. Upon arrival we were greeted by our guide who took us to Shark Bay. While at Shark Bay the students were introduced to the range of sharks and other marine species in the tanks and particularly learned about the important role that sharks play in our marine environments. Students were amazed to learn that the oldest shark, the Greenland Shark, can live for up to 500 years, and had the chance to observe specimens of shark teeth, with the Megalodon tooth being a highlight.
Year 9 Marine Studies excursion
After the shark presentation we went up to Ray Reef where students had the opportunity to touch and feed the amazing variety of Stingrays and Shovelnose rays. We then went along to the Dolphin show before students were given time to follow the Shark Smart trail and enjoy the other attractions at the park.
Students will now be putting the information they learned into practice as they work on their assessment piece investigating the role of sharks and alternatives to shark netting.
Mrs Amanda Kelly & Mr Martin Fairweather
Year 11 Marine Studies Kayaking Excursion – Martin Fairweather