Rocky reefs provide hard surfaces and crevices where seaweeds and animals can anchor and hide. These reefs are home to kelp forests, seaweed gardens and diverse communities of fishes and other creatures.

Within the Marine Life exhibition, in the Science and Life Gallery, you can find Melbourne Museum’s rocky reef; a small aquarium maintained by our Live Exhibits team.

This aquarium is home to many species common in Victorian waters and provides a glimpse of life below the sea surface just off our local shores.

At the bottom of this page you can find out more about some of the species currently living in the aquarium.

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