We’re working to discover, enhance and sustain marine ecosystems and maximise the benefits from Australia’s marine territory.
Our scientists continue their important work safeguarding human and animal health from disease, while we strive for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Ocean technology is helping us to answer the question of ‘what exactly is out there?’ And shine a light on unexplored ecosystems and species. But how did we arrive here?
Scientists have discovered the world’s largest number of new species of carnivorous sponges from a deep-sea expedition on board RV Investigator.
Our scientists, together with Project Aware and Ocean Conservancy, have conducted the largest global survey of land and marine debris.
With more than 500 shark species globally, new research suggests using shark species names could help manage shark conservation.
Our marine biologists are using environmental DNA (eDNA), fragments of DNA shed by fish into the marine environment, to detect tropical fish species in Australia.
Biodiversity is often highest in places with human activity. The fishing industry has shown we can often have it both ways: maintain important livelihoods while protecting precious marine life.
The World Meteorological Organisation today published a definitive climate report card showing concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to rise, and the last five years were the warmest on record.
A significant amount of plastic pollution from our ocean ends up washed up along our coasts, mostly towards the back of the beach where it becomes trapped in vegetation.
The Antarctic ice sheet could raise the global sea levels by tens of metres if it melted. A new study published in the journal Nature shows that floating ice walls offer some protection to the ice sheet.
The abrupt downturn in seafood consumption in China is wreaking havoc on the traditional fishers of the Torres Strait and other Australian fishing communities.
Our oceans and atmosphere researcher Jess Melbourne-Thomas could be named Australian of the Year 2020.