Rocky reef habitat in the Beagle CMR
13 September 2017

Port Jackson sharks assemble among the sponge gardens of Beagle Commonwealth Marine Reserve

A pilot survey in the Beagle Commonwealth Marine Reserve has found an unusually large group of Port Jackson sharks among sponge-covered deep rocky reefs.

Detail of sawfish painting by Theresa Lemon
31 August 2017

Making art, videos, signs and steps to save sawfish in Australia's northern rivers

An education package developed by the Hub is helping people look after vulnerable Largetooth Sawfish in the species' last remaining stronghold: the rivers of northern Australia.

12 July 2017

From Sydney to Melbourne, Hobart to Adelaide: microplastics litter the seafloor

Scientific sampling off south-eastern Australia has found high concentrations of microplastics in seafloor sediments, including along even remote stretches of coastline.

21 June 2017

We're back with booty from the abyss

The Investigator has returned from its voyage to the abyss with a precious cargo of weird and wonderful animals. Some of the fishes collected, and more than one third of the invertebrates, may be new to science. 

14 June 2017

Request a free poster

The Marine Hub has created the following two-sided posters from its marine biodiversity research:

World Ocean Conference, 5 - 9 June 2017
30 May 2017

Special places in the world's oceans

Ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) are special areas in the ocean that serve important purposes, in one way or another, to support the healthy functioning of oceans and the many services that it provides.  This video is based on the outcomes of the EBSA workshop for the Southern Indian Ocean held in Mauritius in July 2012. Marine Hub researchers Nic Bax and Piers Dunstan provided technical advice to the workshop.

Voyage leader Dr Tim O'Hara of Museums Victoria
15 May 2017

RV Investigator bound for Australia’s eastern abyss

An international team of 40 scientists is set to embark on a pioneering voyage to study Australia’s eastern abyss.

A volunteer SCUBA diver recording biodiversity for Reef Life Survey.
9 March 2017

Divers donate 30,000 hours to building a national view of shallow reef biodiversity

Integrating scientific monitoring programs and broad-scale citizen scientist surveys to assess biodiversity on Australia's shallow reefs.

9 January 2017

Shark alert: what's going on beneath our waves?

The chances of being attacked by a shark are low but a spate of bites off north NSW and more beach closures in Victoria and WA have put beachgoers on edge. So what’s going on?

30 November 2016

As Australian shipping grows, how can we avoid collisions with marine animals?

We're determining where large marine animals are most in danger of colliding with vessels, to support a national strategy for reducing the risk.

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