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The Great Southern Reef

Paul Venzo Prue Francis Cate James



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CSIRO Publishing
01 May 2022
Age range 6 to 9

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!
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Illustrated by:   Cate James
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 250mm,  Width: 250mm,  Spine: 7mm
Weight:   374g
ISBN:   9781486315314
ISBN 10:   1486315313
Pages:   32
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Cate James is a children's book illustrator who lives by the ocean and loves swimming at the beach. She has a very naughty miniature dachshund called Sebastian who barks a lot. Cate's favourite things to draw are native Australian trees and wildlife. 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.

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