There is so much to learn about South Australia’s marine parks. Our marine scientists have spent years studying our unique marine environment, meaning there is a wealth of fascinating information available about the animals, plants and habitats within them.

They have counted the number and diversity of species in specific areas and revisited the same sites many times to monitor changes so that we know we’re making the right decisions about how to conserve the marine environment. .

We hope those decisions will mean that South Australians are able to enjoy our stunning natural assets for generations to come.

Our scientists have also created habitat maps using high-resolution photography and satellite imagery. In areas where the water is too deep to use satellite imagery, the seafloor continues to be studied with underwater video and acoustic sounding.

All of this means we have a wealth of knowledge to share about our unique marine environments, including fantastic photographs and interesting facts and figures about the special species living within them.

Discover the remarkable range of species marine parks protect on our Plants and animals page

You can find out more about the science behind marine parks on our Understanding the effectiveness of marine parks page.