The Marine Conservation Program is a project partner of the Our Marine Parks Grant round 3 project, which aims to enhance the depth of understanding of the Tasman Fracture Marine Park, south-west of Tasmania.
The Park is a distinct and highly productive region that is a critical habitat for rare, threatened and endangered species of seabirds, seals, and whales. Despite its significance, our current understanding of how these animals use the Park and its surrounding area is limited, leaving much to be discovered about their habitat use, diet, and at-sea behaviour.
The MCP is contributing to the project by deploying tracking devices on fur seals and seabirds at breeding colonies in South West Tasmania, using our team of specialist staff for data collection and analysis, and sharing our extensive long-term monitoring data.
This project is funded by the Australian Government through the Our Marine Parks Grants program in collaboration with the Tasmanian Government.