Invisible ID: using microbes to ‘fingerprint’ ocean health
Sequencing the DNA of marine microbes is enabling scientists to track changes to marine ecosystems to help with restoration efforts.
Reeling in smart tech for sustainable fishing
Could technology change the face of fishing? We asked our experts to reflect on one of our winning competition entries as part of this World Oceans Day series.
Fish detectives use eDNA to tally tropical species
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.
Ashmore Reef: An island refuge of underwater wonders
Welcome to the Ashmore Reef Marine Park. This remote sanctuary is brimming with life, above and below the water. Each year around 100,000 seabirds breed here!
How we’re saving the world’s rarest fish
Fifty new born red handfish are providing hope to scientists to help save the world’s rarest fish.
Beached as! All you need to know about your local beach critters
So you're hitting the beach this summer. Do you know much about the biodiversity you're sharing the surf with? From salps to seagrass, let's deep dive.
A new study shows an animal’s lifespan is written in the DNA. For humans, it’s 38 years
Knowing an animal's normal lifespan is hugely important for conservation efforts, but it's harder to find out than you'd think.
Ocean songs: Music you can float to
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.
Lifespans of extinct animals revealed
Our discovery of how to estimate animal lifespans from DNA has revealed how long woolly mammoths and Neanderthals lived.
Prawn stars: Five facts about Aussie prawns
New technology is allowing our farmers to grow even more prawns, and reduce the need to import prawns to meet consumer demand.
Tuna tissue tells tale of climate change
We've used the tissues of tuna to detect signals of climate change in the oceanic food web, indicating large-scale change in our marine ecosystems.