Jawbone Marine Reserve

Widebody pipefish. Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums Victoria
Stigmatopora nigra. At Jawbone Marine Reserve
Southern bobtail squid. Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums Victoria
Euprymna tasmanica. At Jawbone Marine Reserve
Sixspine leatherjacket. Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums Victoria
Meuschenia freycineti. At Jawbone Marine Reserve
Dusky morwong. Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums Victoria
Dactylophora nigricans. At Jawbone Marine Reserve
Southern pygmy leatherjacket. Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums Victoria
Brachaluteres jacksonianus. At Jawbone Marine Reserve
Bait worm. Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums Victoria
Diopatra sp. At Jawbone Marine Reserve
Smallmouth hardyhead Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums Victoria
Atherinosoma microstoma. At Jawbone Marine Reserve
Sailfin goby. Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums victoria
Nesogobius pulchellus. Jawbone Marine Reserve
Common weedfish. Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums Victoria
Heteroclinus perspicillatus. At Jawbone Marine Reserve
Little weed whiting. Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums Victoria
Neoodax balteatus. At Jawbone Marine Reserve
Rock flathead. Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums Victoria
Platycephalus laevigatus. At Jawbone Marine Reserve
Tasmanian blenny and eleven-armed seastar. Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums Victoria
Parablennius tasmanianus and Coscinasterias muricata. At Jawbone Marine Reserve

There is mounting community concern about microplastics and the damage that it is doing to the marine environment, but for most of us we’re in the dark about how big the problem is and what we can to do to help. 

In 2012, the Victorian Government announced that they would work in partnership with water corporations, to invest more than $1 billion in programmes and initiatives that will contribute to improving the health of the Yarra River and the bay.