Marine Life of Lord Howe

Recognise and understand Lord Howe Island’s marine life

Join renowned naturalist, photographer and part-time museum curator Ian Hutton at the Lord Howe Island Museum for a one-hour presentation on the marine life found in the waters off Lord Howe. It’s a great way to get acquainted before setting out on boat trips, snorkelling, diving or reef walks.

Lord Howe Island boasts the world’s most southerly coral reef, with a great diversity of creatures living in and on the reef. There are over 500 fish species, around 70 echinoderm species (starfish, urchins and their cousins), hundreds of mollusc species (snails, slugs and bivalves) plus hundreds of other species such as crustaceans, worms, and a myriad of other creatures.

Ian’s stunning visual presentation and expert talk provides an overview of the marine life and looks at some fascinating details of the more interesting, quirky and comical creatures of the reef.

To finish, Ian shares some hints on where to discover this marine life by reef walking, snorkelling or scuba diving.

Lecture Dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this lecture. If you are a group of 8 or more people or you want a private lecture, please contact us.


Ian's Gallery

The wild winter winds have blown over this rare visitor Wood sandpiper, they breed in Northern Europe and Asia and winter in Africa, Asia and Australia #shorebirds #migratorybirds #birds #birdsofinstagram #birdphotography #lordhoweisland
Twelve months ago on the island of Noss off Shetland enjoying the puffins #Scotland #Noss #shetlands #puffins #seabirds #nikonz9
Sun setting behind Mount Eliza #lordhoweisland #sunset #landscapes #landscapephotography #worldheritage #island #light
Evocative mid winter sun casts long afternoon shadows #lordhoweisland #shadows #drone #mavic3 #island #aerial #worldheritage @lotdhowe -tours
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