Welcome to the Knowledge Hub of WHALE.

This is a tracing of an ancient rock engraving of Whale that you can see in the sandstone near Sydney. Krill is included in the drawing to show their close relationship. Drawing by Lisa Roberts

Whale will lead the story telling about relationships between living things evolving over time and adapting to changing oceans, lands and rivers. Whale Dreaming stories will reveal connections between health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the planet – physical, biological, emotional and spiritual.

Whale will lead and narrate a journey from the sea and then onto land, as in the Whale Dreaming stories of the Yuin and Gumbaynggirr peoples. That journey will reflect how Western scientists understand the evolution of the whale: The whale came from the sea, evolved on land into an almost wolf-like organism and eventually became amphibious and went back into the ocean to become the whales we see today. All mammals evolved from the ocean to be air-breathing organisms.

Welcome to the Knowledge Hub of FISH

Here you will see, hear and learn about fish, and find inspiration for your own story of relationship to these ancient creatures.

Great white shark in the surf zone at Bennett’s Beach near Port Stephens.
Photo by William Gladstone

Welcome to the Knowledge Hub of KRILL.

Here you will see, hear and learn about krill, and find inspiration for your own story of relationship to these beautiful and important ancient crustaceans.

Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill). Drawn from life by Lisa Roberts while visiting the ‘Krill nursery at the Australian Antarctic Division in Hobart, Tasmania

Welcome to the Knowledge Hub of ALGAE

Algae are the intricate microscopic, ancient organisms that create every second molecule of oxygen we breathe. They take many forms and are the ancient ancestors of plants we know today.

Coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi, an algae ancestor of all the plants we see today that live on land and in the ocean. Painting by Lisa Roberts