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Marine Biology

It is said that the word Taroona is the local Aboriginal word for the chiton, a marine mollusc found on rocks in the inter-tidal and shallow sub-tidal regions of our beaches.

Local ecology articles from local Simon Grove:

*Nature through the looking glass

*Jimbles in the Derwent


Ocean Planet has made a short film about Tasmania's unique marine life. This film features parts of the Derwent estuary at Taroona.


Taroona Environment Network pages


Birds of Taroona: Photographs by Mick Brown

Dracophylla's Botanical and wildlife Photography

Fora and Fauna   

Native Plants

Threatened Species

Worst Weeds around Taroona