Whether you're sittin' on the dock of the bay, surfin' USA or living in a yellow submarine, we've got you. Our latest playlist pays homage to the oceans that connect us all.
arial view of the ocean showing the waves hitting the sandy shore

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Hey buoys and gulls. Superstar(fish) DJs. Here we go…

Are you ready to wet yourself with excitement over our latest playlist? Shell yeah!

The tide is high but we’re holding on to the greatest ocean tunes around. We’ll make your life a beach with our so-fish-ticated sea songs.

Sail away with us

Sascha Frydman is a scientific programmer who works on models of the ocean. He told us that he’s a big fan of ocean-y tunes.

“When I’m not helping to tackle illegal fishing or supporting the development of coastal ocean models, I play my guitar. My New Years resolution to myself was to learn to play Ocean by John Butler. It took me most of the year but I’m happy to say I can now play all 12 minutes,” he said.

“I live in a quiet little seaside village called Dodges Ferry where I can hear the sound of the waves from my backyard. It’s safe to say the ocean is a big part of who I am. This playlist is a great way to showcase how important the oceans are to our everyday lives. From the food we eat, the air we breathe and our social wellbeing.”

As Sascha said the big ol’ blue affects almost all aspects of our lives. And us Aussies in particular love the ocean because we’re girt by sea. In fact, Australia’s marine estate is the third largest in the world and it’s very diverse. From our coastline to the abyssal ocean, from the tropics to Antarctica. We’ve got it all.

Importantly, all the world’s oceans are connected. Together they influence global climate, marine biodiversity, transport and fisheries.

That’s why our scientists are at the forefront of marine research. We’re working to discover, improve and sustain marine ecosystems and maximise the benefits for Australia. It’s all part of our role solving the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.


  1. puns, not pubs (sorry)

  2. I won’t add to your (excellent) pubs, but I would like to add some of my favourites to the playlist:
    Ocean ocean, by The Chills
    Ocean, by Sebadoh
    The swimming song, by Loudon Wainwright III

    And for the kids:
    Under the sea (from The Little Mermaid)
    Great big world (by Justine Clarke)

  3. Hmmmm, where is ‘This is the Sea’ by the Waterboys?

  4. Wouldn’t mind hearing some whale songs

  5. What about The Ocean by Led Zeppelin?

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