Outstanding Australia!

By Riley Solomom

The lobster is one of the most incredible creature of the entire world, part of that including the Great Barrier Reef, which is in Australia. Would you like to learn more about it?

The Amazing Lobster!

"Click, Click, Click." That is one of the many sounds that the lobster can make with its claws. An amazing fact about the amazing lobster is that in 2012 alone, there were 23 million pounds of lobster found in Maine and that a great majority of those were most definitely hunted by none other than the one and only...humans. Let’s learn more about these fantastic undersea creature’s beautiful body structure, interesting offspring, and wonderful habitats. And. as you will soon find out, lobsters are some of the most amazing ocean creatures there are, if I do say so myself.

What is a lobster?

What is the animal that lives at the bottoms of almost every ocean in the world, produces thousands of eggs, and can be purple in color? Is it humans? Nope. What about lions? Not that either. I’ll give you a hint. They have claws and pincers. Is it a crab? Nope, but you’re close. A Lobster? Yup! Lobsters live at bottoms of oceans, lay tons of eggs, have pincers and claws, and, can be purple in color! Yes, lobsters are truly the most amazing animal in the sea.

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Go Fish!

For my fish aquarium, I chose two Bloodfin Tetras, one Australian Rainbowfish, two Clownfiish, one Sea Star, and one Blue Tang. My theme for my tank was very elegant. I will need 20 gallons of water for my 20 gallon tank. I chose a saltwater tank. My accessories are a caslte, a plant, and a big rock for my fish to hide in. The total cost will be $215.09.


In my diorama, I included an octopus, lobster, coral, sea star, hammerhead shark, bottlenose dolphin, parrot fish, and a clam.
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Chef's Corner-Australian Banana Fritters!

These delectable fritters are part of modern Australian cuisine. People eat these for dessert and they go great with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream just as it says in the recipe. There are also many different variations of banana fritters, besides Australian, like Chinese, Jamaican, and many others from around the world. Here are the ingredients and how to make these delicious banana delights:


  • ½ cup warm water

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil

  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast

  • 1 cup plain flour

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 4 large bananas, halved

  • sunflower oil, for frying

  • cinnamon sugar, to dust

  • vanilla ice-cream scoops, to serve

  • Caramel sauce

  • 125g cold unsalted butter, chopped

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup pouring cream

Preparation method

Whisk water, egg and oil in a large bowl until well combined. Gradually whisk in yeast, flour and then milk until smooth.

Cover and stand at room temperature for *1½ ho urs or until mixture has doubled in size.

To make caramel sauce, combine all other ingredients in a medium saucepan. Stir over a low heat until butter melts.

Bring to boil, simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes or until thickened. Set aside to cool slightly.Heat enough oil until hot in a deep-fryer or large saucepan for deep-frying.

Using tongs, toss banana halves in batter to coat, then add to hot oil in batches and cook, turning occasionally with tongs until golden brown.

Remove from oil using a slotted spoon and place onto a tray lined with paper towel, dust immediately with cinnamon sugar and repeat steps with remaining bananas.

Serve with ice-cream and drizzled with caramel sauce.

* WARNING* If you are not planning on doing anything time-consuming, I would probably make this recipe on that day. If you are then I would save this recipe for another day because it takes a long time to cook!


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The Amazing Lobster is truly an amazing part of Australia and the world around it!

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