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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.

9 January 2017

Shark alert: what's going on beneath our waves?

The chances of being attacked by a shark are low but a spate of bites off north NSW and more beach closures in Victoria and WA have put beachgoers on edge. So what’s going on?

30 November 2016

As Australian shipping grows, how can we avoid collisions with marine animals?

We're determining where large marine animals are most in danger of colliding with vessels, to support a national strategy for reducing the risk.

Peter Kyne on the lookout for Largetooth Sawfish.
25 October 2016

Largetooth Sawfish prove elusive on the Daly River floodplain

A Marine Biodiversity Hub team sets out on a collaborative ‘search and rescue mission’ for threatened Largetooth Sawfish, building capacity for sawfish conservation along the way.

Marine Biodiversity Hub PhD student Lainey James on the RV Bluefin.
18 October 2016

RV Bluefin gives young scientists a first taste of research at sea

Lainey James and Margot Delaporte have completed their first trip aboard the Australian Maritime College Research Vessel Bluefin. The Hub research team revisited reef systems in the Freycinet Commonwealth Marine Reserve.

Andreas Klocker diving at the Freycinet CMR coral reef.
23 August 2016

'Extreme' citizen scientists film black corals at spectacular unexplored reef off Tasmania’s east coast

Deep ocean divers acting as citizen scientists have taken the first close-up look at stunning marine life on a deep granite reef in the Freycinet Commonwealth Marine Reserve off Bicheno, eastern Tasmania.

A juvenile male specimen caught in the West Alligator River of the Northern Territory. Image: P. Kyne
1 August 2016

Giant stingray comes out of hiding

A new species of giant stingray has been named after being encountered by scientists in northern Australian rivers, coastal Papua New Guinea and the Arafura Sea.


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