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.

An autonomous underwater vehicle at sea.
30 April 2018

Marine sampling field manuals to support biodiversity monitoring at a national scale

The Field Manuals for Marine Sampling to Monitor Australian Waters are being championed as the way forward for nationally coordinated marine research and monitoring.

20 February 2018

Naming fish from the abyss

A team of scientists is gathering at the Australian National Fish Collection in Hobart this week to examine a collection of deep-sea fishes from Australia’s eastern abyss.

15 February 2018

Charting a future for Australia's threatened shellfish reefs

Most of Australia's once-widespread shellfish reefs have disappeared. A Hub study finds there is still time to arrest the decline, provided the threats that caused their destruction can be curtailed.

8 February 2018

Sibling DNA matches provide key data for white shark population estimates

Looking for brothers and sisters among juvenile white sharks has provided the final pieces of information needed to estimate the size of populations in Australian waters.

11 December 2017

Surfer scientists the next wave in ocean outfall monitoring

Surfboard sampling . . . we've been working with Sydney and Gold Coast community groups to develop ‘citizen science’ protocols for water-quality monitoring near ocean outfalls.

Daly River Sawfish RescueSept2016.  Image Michael Lawrence-Taylor
8 December 2017

Every sawfish counts: rescuing Largetooth Sawfish in the Daly River

See how a Marine Biodiversity Hub team rescued and relocated Largetooth Sawfish trapped in a drying floodplain waterhole.


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