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'The Ones That Got Away' wearable art by Marina DeBris. Photo By Nic Walker. Outfit made from plastic bottles & cans found washed up on Coogee Beach and Gordons Bay. Commissioned by TOMRA. This image features model Laura Wells - an environmentalist, presenter and one of Australia’s top plus-size models

Beach Couture: Art and activism for the oceans

21 Jan 2021

It is estimated that every year, 8 million tonnes of plastics enter our ocean. This is in addition to the estimated 150 million tonnes that currently circulate in our marine environments. A new exhibition at the museum, aims to raise awareness of this problem and prompt a change in our wasteful habits.

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Photograph showing a number of sharks in the ocean

Ten interesting facts about sharks

10 Feb 2020

Don't let Jaws ruin your perception of sharks! Through their evolution, sharks have shaped our oceans into the rich habitats we know today. As apex predators (animals that are at the top of the food chain), sharks play an important role in the ecosystem and help keep the ocean and fish populations healthy. Discover our favourite facts about these ocean creatures.

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Dripping water tap

10 ways to save water at home

03 Dec 2019

With level 2 water restrictions due to start on 10 December in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra, we have listed 10 different ways you can help save water at home – every drop counts! 

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