The Marine Program

Tasmania has a marine environment like nowhere else on earth.

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Our island is a hot spot for diversity and uniqueness, with marine life ranging from the vast travelling Southern Right Whales and Albatross, to the extremely restricted Spotted Handfish and Maugean Skate found in less than a handful of locations; from the smallest squid in the world (2 cm) to the largest (which could produce squid rings as big as truck tyres); from rugged reefs and kelp forests, to seagrass beds and sponge gardens. 

As islanders, Tasmanians connect to the sea closely through beach-side holidays, fishing, surfing, snorkeling and diving.

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Aims

The marine program at Environment Tasmania aims to educate and engage the community and decision makers to deliver better management and protection of our valuable marine life and resources - ensuring that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the benefits of a healthy, vibrant marine environment well into the future.