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.

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.


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