Join the EcoCentre’s Matt McArthur on a dive into the Port Phillip Bay to discover the biology, migration and distribution of native Giant Spider Crabs (Leptomithrax gaimardii). You may have heard of the Giant Spider Crab aggregation events in the shallow waters of our Bay during winter. In the seminar recording below, Matt shares his stories and explains why marine biologists and scientists believe these fascinating creatures gather in shallow waters for such events every year.
Reflections by Ryan Abramowitz, EcoCentre Communications and Marketing coordinator Story-telling and story-sharing connect us to ourselves, each other, our past and our dreams for the future. Stories cross time as whales cross oceans. As today marks my one year anniversary of being a weaver of stories at the Port Phillip EcoCentre, it felt fitting to […]Excerpt More
Content warning: some content contained within this article, depict images of marine life, or key facts regarding pollution and human health which some readers may find distressing and reader discretion is encouraged. By Akalya Sarathy, Impact Team Volunteer, & Vanessa Shambrook, Impact Team Leader Plastic waste is choking our planet – polluting the air, water and […]Excerpt More
After what felt like a decade in COVID lockdowns, I was looking for something to do to feel connected back into society again. I signed up to volunteer with the Beachkeepers to do some weeding and planting on the beach. I figured that was perfect – I had gotten really into houseplants during the lockdowns […]Excerpt More
National Volunteer Week (16 May to 22 May) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of every volunteers’ vital dedication towards a better society. During this week, we’re sharing stories from a range of wonderful EcoCentre volunteers; exemplifying why we’re ‘Better Together’ when it comes to caring for our land, water, wildlife and wellbeing. Keep reading for Nadav […]Excerpt More