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Academic Curriculum

Year 11 Marine Studies Students – Exploring the fish markets

From Marine Studies teachers, Gemma Brown and Kyte Gawman

The Preliminary Marine Studies course focuses on marine safety, dangerous marine creatures, the anatomy and physiology of marine organisms and employment opportunities within the industry.

Last Friday the Year 11 Marine Studies students spent a day in the city to compliment the knowledge they have developed this semester in the classroom. First stop was the Sydney Fish Markets where some brave students tried unusual breakfast delicacies such as sea urchins and oysters. Following breakfast we walked around the fish markets, identifying different species of fish and crustaceans and discussed job opportunities from commercial fishermen to fishmonger. The students were positively received as they were offered work experience with one of the stores.

The Sydney Sea Life Aquarium was next on the itinerary, where students were able to view up close the organisms they have been studying and recognise some of their interesting characteristics and adaptations.

To finish the day we had lunch as a group in Chinatown, discussing where the seafood we saw in the morning ends up!