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November 2014  |  Newsletter of the Marine Biodiversity Hub

How many ways can marine scientists spell latitude?

The answer to this question is surprisingly large and ill-defined, as a casual examination of metadata records from Australian researchers suggests a surprising diversity: such as latitude, lat, L1, L2.

Speartooth shark Glyphis glyphis.  Image  CDU

Step-pups key to conserving shark populations

Twelve ‘step-pups’ have been identified via 181 fin samples snipped from juvenile speartooth sharks (Glyphis glyphis) in the Northern Territory’s Adelaide River and Alligator Rivers region.

Simulated dispersal larval dispersal plumes from Australia’s N and NW CMR from 2009─2012 connecting reserves maintaining resilient populations

Can scientists speak management?

A roundtable discussion at the Australian Marine Science Association conference in July gave scientists, managers and policymakers the chance to discuss better ways of seeing each other’s point of view.

Map of sample sites from the 2005 survey of Australia’s western continental margin.  Image CSIRO

The voyage that keeps delivering

A study of deep-sea habitats off Western Australia is continuing to build lasting benefits for the nation, providing knowledge and tools for marine environmental planning and management.

Remarkable reefs

A shoulder of continental shelf east of Tasmania’s Cape Barren Island marks the edge of Flinders Commonwealth Marine Reserve (CMR), a southern spoke of Australia’s three-million-square-kilometre CMR Network.

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