AUSTRALASIAN
Temperate Seashore

The seashores of the temperate parts of southern Australia and New Zealand...

rock platform, Rottnest Island, Australia

From the peaceful (above), to the violent (below).... 

explosion on White Island (image by Damon Ramsey)White Island, New Zealand

For the page on the plants of the Australasian temperate seashore

(Wineglass Bay)

Physalia physalia, known as 'Blue Bottle' in Australia, New Zealand & South Africa, and 'Portuguese Man'o war' elsewhere. Blue bottles can still sting even when washed up dead on the beach.

 For the page on the birds of the Australasian temperate seashore 

 For the page on the mammals of the Australasian temperate seashore

 For the page on the places to experience the Australasian temperate seashore


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".