11th May, 2020 - 5th June, 2020
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Our coastal zone is an amazing space – “Above and below” the water! Join in the Adopt A Beach colouring in competition by downloading the entry form, colouring it in and sending back by 4 pm Friday 5 June. Winners will be announced on World Ocean’s Day – Monday 8 June 2020.

The “Above and Below” artwork has been produced by Alex Thornton from Ocean Alex Art.

Above the water line, the illustration shows sand dunes, seashells,  Coastal Pigface and spinifex.

Below the water line you can find a cuttlefish, Pink Snapper, Striped Morwong and even hermit crabs amongst the kelp and sponges.

How many other animals can you find living above and below the water line in the illustration?



Download the Above and Below Colouring In Sheet


Illustrator Profile: Alex Thornton

Alex studied Marine Science at Murdoch University in Western Australian. She now combines marine biology, visual arts and science communication, to teach people about the beautiful creatures that she draws.

Alex is currently based in Cairns in Queensland. She can be found on Facebook @Ocean Alex Art and is open to doing commissioned artwork of ocean creatures.

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