Australia and China have joined forces to establish the first research centre with a focus on the southern hemisphere oceans. The Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research will tackle the challenge of improving our understanding of the southern oceans and how they influence regional and global climate.
Investigator is on a world-first voyage to uncover life in the abyss, a deep, dark and largely unexplored world of jelly and fangs!
The litters of some species of sharks may share multiple fathers. We studied how frequently this occurs in two species of sharks caught by fisheries in Papua New Guinea and are using the information to help identify populations at risk of decline.
Most farmed prawns are fed wild-harvest fishmeal, contributing to strain on global fish stocks. Our scientists have created a plant-based solution that also makes the prawns healthier and grow on average 20–30 per cent faster.
There’s no agreed international approach for how to measure and report on changing nutrients, so we brought together as many international scientists as possible, put them on our research vessel Investigator and as our friend Rihanna would say, we sent them out to sea to work, work, work, work, work, work!.
Helping to unlock the mysteries of the deep, Investigator offers researchers the opportunity to observe the weird, wonderful and often unseen life of our oceans.
We often discuss threatened species, as a single unit, but perhaps we should be focussing on threatened ‘populations’ instead.
Because we all know how bad rubbish is for the environment, we decided to give you a few tips on how to lighten your rubbish load this Christmas.
A casual stroll along the beach has helped to uncover a relic of our data collection past.