A satellite image of the Daly River estuary, NT.
1 September 2018

Reading the tides: harnessing satellite imagery to monitor estuarine habitats in northern Australia

Northern Australia's vast river estuaries and coastal wetlands provide vital habitat for threatened and migratory species. Satellite imagery may be an effective way to monitor how they change over time.

An illustration of stylised people sitting on shipping containers to depict wastewater discharges
29 August 2018

First national snapshot of wastewater discharged to Australia's oceans

The total volume of wastewater discharged to Australia’s oceans in 2016 was 1350 gigalitres: equivalent to 2.7 Sydney harbours.

8 August 2018

Bass Strait's Boags Marine Park reveals its vast and remarkable dunes

A remarkable swatch of Bass Strait – part of the South-east network of offshore Australian Marine Parks – was mapped in July by a Marine Biodiversity Hub team in partnership with Parks Australia.

Coral and fishes on a coral reef in the Coral Sea
25 July 2018

Marine heatwave off north-eastern Australia shakes up coral reef animal populations

Warmer temperatures are affecting important groups of coral reef animals in ways that may reduce the capacity of corals to rebuild after bleaching.

The FV Bluefin mapping at night in Beagle Marine Park
25 June 2018

Mapping past and present in Beagle Marine Park

We’re mapping the seabed in the Beagle Marine Park, which bridges the Tasmanian and Victorian borders in north-eastern Bass Strait. Learn more from our survey leaders.

Scientist and Traditional Owner on vessel
18 June 2018

Sea country research: exploring successes and challenges in Indigenous engagement

Coordinated actions by institutions and individuals at all levels of planning and implementation are needed to advance sea-country research in Australia.

15 June 2018

May 2018 newsletter - "The Striped Trumpeter"

Welcome to The Striped Trumpeter, a quarterly round-up of stories, videos, journal articles, reports and data from the NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub.

A scientist and an Indigenous ranger measure a Largetooth Sawfish rostrum
25 May 2018

Largetooth Sawfish found in rock art 500 kilometres from the sea

Knowledge of sawfish almost skipped a generation at Kalkaringi . . . then two showed up in legendary locations.

A watercolour painting of a Deep Ocean Perch
10 May 2018

BRUVS and fishes (and spatially-balanced sampling): a recipe for monitoring at Flinders Marine Park

Meet the monitoring team for Flinders Marine Park . . . Striped Trumpeter, Reef Ocean Perch, Gummy Shark, Jackass Morwong, Tiger Flathead and Sand Flathead.

A map showing two super canyons off the east coast of Australia.
7 May 2018

Rating the habitat in Australia’s 753 submarine canyons

We've identified five Australian 'super canyons' in the first study to relate the physical variability of submarine canyons to their likely habitats and marine communities.

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