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.

Kate Buckley conducts Largetooth Sawfish research in the Adelaide River
16 November 2017

Identifying sharks and rays put at risk by harvesting for public aquaria

What to consider before permitting shark and ray species to be removed from the wild and displayed in public aquaria.

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. 

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.


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