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Discover Mosman’s Marine Life

Chowder Bay is home to amazing marine life, both plants and animals that live on the jetty, pylons, nets and the sea floor. We encourage you to snorkel Mosman’s Chowder Bay and discover this underwater world and its marine life for yourself. Here is a sneak peek of what you might find…

The underwater world is a pretty incredible sight to witness. We ask that when you explore the water you take care and follow these steps:

  • Look, but not touch – this is for your safety as well as the wellbeing of the marine plants and animals you might come across
  • Swim with a buddy – this improves your safety, and also provides two sets of eyes to discover those incredible plants and animals
  • Be aware of your surroundings – weather, tides, boats and other activities in the water can influence your underwater experience. Exercise caution throughout your swim, snorkel or dive to reduce hazards
  • Take your time to observe – take it all in and increase your chances of seeing marine life. You will be amazed at what you find.
  • Have fun and appreciate Mosman’s marine life – connect with us and share your Snorkel Mosman experiences #snorkelmosman

Other great snorkel locations in Mosman:

  • Balmoral, especially around Rocky Point
  • Chinamans Beach

Council would like to acknowledge the support of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) and artist Stephanie Holm in the development and delivery of the outdoor display at Chowder Bay.


Information sources:

  • Davey, K. 2009. A photographic guide to Seashore Life of Australia. New Holland Publishers, Sydney.
  • Norman, M and Reid, A. 2000. Guide to squid, cuttlefish and octopus of Australasia. The Gould League of Australia, Sydney.