The park's fish life is diverse due to the East Australian Current's strong influence. Many fish species important for commercial and recreational fisheries have been recorded.
A variety of migratory and resident shorebirds use the marine park and its foreshores. Migratory bird species moving between breeding and feeding grounds pass through and may only be present for short periods each year.
Some species, such as the little tern, whimbrel, eastern curlew and red-necked stint, reside within the marine park and its foreshores for part of the year to breed or feed before their return migration. Resident species include: