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Seafloor habitat types off northern Australia, displayed on Seamap.
29 April 2019

Making the first national seafloor habitat map

Visualising the distribution of seafloor types and marine life in relation to resource management boundaries and environmental pressures.

Fish gathering around a baited underwater camera
1 April 2019

Mapping the life mesophotic

Fishes in the Port Stephens-Great Lakes and Hunter marine parks off New South Wales are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a rocky reef to dine out on.

9 March 2019

Young hammerhead sharks like staying close to home

Young hammerhead sharks tagged and tracked off Western Australia and Queensland are building a picture of their coastal movements.

23 January 2019

Research from the abyss reveals new species are evolving fastest in Antarctica

New research on abyssal brittle stars shows that the evolution of marine species does not follow one course, but rather depends on the geological, climatic and biological history of each ecosystem.

Candice Untiedt of CSIRO and gold corals.  Image CSIRO
19 December 2018

New deep-sea delights discovered in marine parks south of Tasmania

Media Release

New areas of deep-sea coral reef and more than 100 unnamed species – including corals, lobsters and molluscs– have been discovered on undersea mountains in marine parks south of Tasmania.

Scientists and park managers returned to Hobart today after a four-week survey of the seamounts on CSIRO research vessel Investigator led by CSIRO.

The CSIRO deep-tow camera in front of the Investigator
23 November 2018

Scientists and marine park managers go deep to study unique life on marine mountains

Scientists and Australian Marine Park managers on the Investigator are surveying deep coral reefs and a rare aggregation of spawning eels at underwater mountains or ‘seamounts’ off Tasmania.

Grey Nurse Shark.  Image David Harasti, DPI NSW
19 November 2018

Sizing up Australia’s eastern Grey Nurse Shark population

A new estimate of adult population size for Australia’s eastern Grey Nurse Shark population drew on widespread genetic sampling and forensic exploration of family trees.

13 November 2018

Annual highlights of the Integrated Marine Observing System

Read about the achievements of Australia's Integrated Marine Observing system (IMOS) in its twelfth year of operation.

Trawlers in the Northern Prawn Fishery
17 October 2018

Fishers offer Narrow Sawfish a helping hand

Scientists and fishers have embarked on a new project to learn more about the risks facing Narrow Sawfish in Northern Australia.

17 October 2018

It's International Sawfish Day

An annual event to raise awareness of these vulnerable animals and to highlight the threats they face in order to safeguard their future.


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