This Ocean series was released by the Royal Australian Mint over two years, between 2006 and 2007. This series is intended for collectors with the hope of catching the interests and attention of a younger audience. Advanced pad printing techniques have been utilised by the RAM in order to produce a bright, colorful, and fun collectors series.
The marine life in the series includes the bottle-nose dolphin, the biscuit starfish, the bannerfish, the white shark and the seahorse. Each of the coins were issued individually and were encapsulated and presented on a card with colourful photographs of the featured marine life as well as fun facts and relevant information.