Quiz ahoy! How deeply do you know our oceans?
There's so much more to our oceans than the very edges we see when we rush to the shores in the summer months.
Horses for courses: Horse-y animals that don’t run races
They say it’s the race that stops a nation, but let’s face it: The Melbourne Cup isn’t for everyone. But if you aren’t a cup fan, there are still lots of nice horses that have nothing to do with horse racing.
Super size me! Sponges and more discoveries from Investigator’s north west trip
Following decades of heavy trawling off the north-west shelf of Australia in the 1970s and 1980s, researchers will assess how the region has recovered, providing scientific advice to guide sustainable fishing practices both in Australia and internationally.
What creatures lurk in the deep abyss?
An international research team has just returned from a voyage of deep sea discovery in Australia's eastern abyss. Check out the mysterious creatures they found in the deepest, darkest chasms of the ocean.
Critical critters of the ocean: Our precious plankton
They provide us with oxygen, they go with the flow and chances are you've probably swallowed some of them at the beach. This is our tribute to the humble plankton.
Plastic problem: a global solution
We’re taking on the world’s largest marine pollution survey, working with countries and using science to reduce the amount of litter entering our oceans.
The faces that find faceless fishes
Led by Museums Victoria, Sampling the Abyss is a world-first survey to sample life in Australia’s eastern abyss using our research vessel, Investigator. Here's a photo album of just a few of the benthic denizens of the abyss.
Shark litters have multiple dads according to DNA tests
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.
Talkin’ trash this Christmas
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.
Rays of the world are flat sharks and don’t deserve their scary reputation
The newly released book Rays of the World is the first illustrated guide to the world’s 633 known species of stingrays, skates, electric rays and sawfishes.
Donating your body to science, a unique shark’s tale
Last week a broadnose sevengill shark washed ashore our Australian National Fish Collection facility, donating its body to science.