Sydney’s Secret Underwater World

Port Jackson shark

Port Jackson shark Cabbage Tree Bay, Manly, Sydney NSW © Nays Baghai and Pete McGee

Top tip

You don’t have to scuba dive to see the marine life in Cabbage Tree Bay, encounters can easily be had simply swimming or snorkelling.

Red Seahorse at Chowder Bay, Sydney © Jayne Jenkins

Red Seahorse at Chowder Bay, Sydney © Jayne Jenkins 

Did you know?

Scientists have installed ‘seahorse hotels’, small wire cages that provide sheltered habitat for the endangered species.

Weedy Seadragon, Kurnell, Sydney © Jayne Jenkins

Weedy Seadragon, Kurnell, Sydney © Jayne Jenkins

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Nudibranch Bare Island, Botany Bay, Sydney © Jayne Jenkins

Nudibranch Bare Island, Botany Bay, Sydney © Jayne Jenkins