The Great Southern Reef

The Great Southern Reef

Prue Francis, Paul Venzo


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Have you heard of the Great Southern Reef?

Join Professor Seaweed and her friends Frankie and Sam to learn more about one of Australia's best kept secrets!

The Great Southern Reef spans thousands of kilometres along the coast from northern New South Wales to Western Australia. It is home to giant kelp forests and fascinating animals such as rock lobsters, sea snails and sponges. Explore the sandy beaches with this inquisitive trio, and discover marine curiosities that are washed up along the coast after a big storm.

You may be inspired to go beachcombing yourself, to learn and care about the animals and seaweed that you find!

Reading level varies from child to child, but we recommend this book for ages 6–9.


Prue Francis:
Prue Francis, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in marine science at Deakin University. A passionate marine educator, she loves snorkelling and exploring rock pools along the Great Southern Reef.|||Paul Venzo, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in writing, literature, and culture at Deakin University. A poet and author, he lives alongside Australia’s Great Southern Reef.