Gull on the Derwent

A variety of unique communities of plants and animals live in the Derwent estuary, specially adapted for life between land and sea. Little penguins, sea dragons, black swans, platypus and dolphins are just some of the many species that call the Derwent estuary home. Explore and learn about these organisms, their role in food webs, and the threats they face. Start your search from a clickable conceptual diagram of each habitat . The DEP co-ordinate long term monitoring programs of Derwent spotted handfish and little penguins.

Metallic Skink (Niveoscincus metallicus) by Alex Dudley

Restoring and promoting the Derwent estuary