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Barramundi

Barramundi can grow very large, up to 60 kg, and have a varied diet of shellfish, insects and other fish. An ancient species, known to have been around for about 140 million years, the barramundi moves downstream to spawn in coastal shallows or estuaries, before returning to its home river system. Spawning happens at the full moon, when the tide begins to move in: each female lays several million eggs, which are swept into mangrove swamps and estuaries where they hatch within the next 24 hours.


Freshwater Crocodile

The freshwater crocodile, also known as the Australian freshwater crocodile, Johnston's crocodile or colloquially as freshie, is a species of reptile endemic to the northern regions of Australia.They are smaller than the other Australian species, such as the saltwater crocodile, which is responsible for attacks on people. Unlike their larger saltwater relatives, freshwater crocodiles are not known as man-eaters and rarely cause fatalities although they will bite in self-defense if cornered.


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Seals and Relatives

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Sharks

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Pacific Reef Fish