Sea life at the Sydney Aquarium

Photo: Stephanie Snipes

The oceans off Australia—the world's largest island—are home to thousands of marine fish species.
Sea life at the Sydney Aquarium

Photo: Stephanie Snipes

Biscuit Starfish
This bright orange sea star can be found in waters near Sydney, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
Sea life at the Sydney Aquarium

Photo: Stephanie Snipes

Jellyfish
During jellyfish season, snorkelers diving near Australia's Great Barrier Reef are advised to wear brightly colored, protective "stinger suits."
Sea life at the Sydney Aquarium

Photo: Stephanie Snipes

Clown Anemonefish
Made popular by the acclaimed animated film Finding Nemo, this species of fish typically lives in shallow waters in the Indian Ocean, Red Sea and western Pacific Ocean.
Sea life at the Sydney Aquarium

Photo: Stephanie Snipes

Onespot Foxface Rabbitfish
This fish with a funny name is a popular addition to at-home saltwater aquariums.
Sea life at the Sydney Aquarium

Photo: Stephanie Snipes

Seahorse
These delicate sea creatures are not like most fish. Seahorse couples mate for life, and the males carry the unborn young.
Sea life at the Sydney Aquarium

Photo: Stephanie Snipes

Stingray
This stingray may seem to have a smile on its face—but don't be fooled! These shallow-water carnivores produce a venom that can be fatal to humans.
Sea life at the Sydney Aquarium

Photo: Stephanie Snipes

Moorish Idol
It's said that these distinctive swimmers got their name from the Moors of Africa, who believed these fish were bringers of happiness.
Sea life at the Sydney Aquarium

Photo: Stephanie Snipes

Shark
At the Sydney Aquarium, visitors can stop by Shark HQ to see the hatchery, one of the world's largest collections of these ocean predators and never-before-seen Great White Shark and Bull Shark tracking.
Sea life at the Sydney Aquarium

Photo: Stephanie Snipes

Sea Turtle
Six of the seven sea turtle species in the world are found on the Great Barrier Reef.
Sea life at the Sydney Aquarium

Photo: Stephanie Snipes

Lionfish
Also known as a Turkeyfish or Firefish, this beautiful sea creature packs a punch. Its potent venom can cause divers to experience intense pain.
Sea life at the Sydney Aquarium

Photo: Stephanie Snipes

Giant Stingray
Don't look up! Walk through the aquarium's viewing tunnels to get up-close with some of Mother Nature's wonders.

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