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The Great Southern Reef
Go beachcombing with Professor Seaweed and learn about the hidden treasures of the sea.
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 kilometers 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!
Reading level varies from child to child, but we recommend this book for ages 6–9.
- Introduces the Great Southern Reef, a relatively unknown part of Australia's ocean environments
- Connects young readers to familiar marine environments
- Inspires kids to explore the nature at their local beaches in a safe and responsible way