Marine Biodiversity Hub project leader, Barry Bruce of CSIRO
1 July 2016

Barry Bruce recognised for outstanding contribution to marine research

Marine Biodiversity Hub researcher Barry Bruce of CSIRO has been awarded the 2016 Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) Jubilee Award for outstanding contribution to marine research.

Malak Malak rangers survey threatened river sharks in northern Australia.
29 June 2016

Cross-Tasman panel to strengthen Indigenous voice in future marine science partnerships


Indigenous panellists from Australia and New Zealand will meet in Wellington, New Zealand, on Monday 4 July to consider ways for the marine science and Indigenous communities to engage more effectively in research partnerships.

Mixed flat oyster and mussel reef. George’s Bay, Tasmania. Image Chris Gillies
25 May 2016

Restoring Australia's lost shellfish reefs

Australia once had extensive shellfish reefs across its coastlines, but they are now largely destroyed and NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub researchers from James Cook University (JCU) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have identified what needs to be done to repair and conserve them.

Global abyssal diversity: Where red and orange areas represent the highest level of species diversity. Museum Victoria
12 May 2016

Scientists create first map of global seafloor diversity

Patterns of biodiversity in the deep ocean are fundamentally different from those that govern species richness in shallower waters or on land, according to a paper published by Marine Biodiversity Hub researchers in the journal Nature.

Hub data manager, Emma Flukes.
5 May 2016

Hub data manager Emma Flukes is an inspirational advocate for open data

Soon after starting as data manager with the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Emma Flukes experienced the proud moment of loading her own data onto the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN).

1 March 2016

The 2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

The Atlantic PHOTO
24 February 2016

The organizers of the Underwater Photographer of the Year have just announced their winning photos for 2016

Speartooth Shark pup - please handle and release with care (credit: Charlotte Klempin)
26 February 2016

Protected River Sharks and Sawfish in the Northern Territory

Fishers who are lucky enough to experience a close encounter with one of our protected sawfish or river shark species are meeting with some of the most interesting inhabitants of our northern waterways.

Steephead parrotfish.  Image AIMS Long Term Monitoring Program
12 February 2016

Most vulnerable tropical reef fish identified in new study

In a world where fish biodiversity is on the decline, highly vulnerable species have been given a major boost after scientists identified why some species are absent from reefs in the Indian and Pacific oceans. Incorporating this knowledge into conservation strategies will help to reduce human impact on species loss.

Coral Sea, Reef Life Survey.  Image Rick Stuart-Smith, UTAS
11 November 2015

Citizen scientists change understanding of how global warming affects marine biodiversity

11 November 2015, London

A new study by University of Tasmania researchers and international collaborators has found that a key element of future changes in the distribution of marine biodiversity resulting from ocean warming is not as closely related to local warming rates as previously assumed.

Published today in the prestigious international journal Nature, the research shows that the proportion of fish and invertebrate species expected to disappear from ...

Banded coral shrimp and Reef Life Survey diver at Lord Howe Island.
28 October 2015

Minister dives into Marine Biodiversity Hub

Australia’s Environment Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, joined University of Tasmania scientists and volunteer divers on a Reef Life Survey at Tinderbox Marine Reserve south of Hobart today.

After the dive, the Minister joined UTAS Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Rathjen, at Hobart’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies to launch the Marine Biodiversity Hub, one of six hubs funded under the National Environmental Science Programme (NESP).

The NESP is a six-...


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