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.
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.
Fish specimens old and new have to be assigned a species for all sorts of important management reasons. But who does the identifying? And how do they ID the fish?
CSIRO’s Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator will depart Fremantle tomorrow (Friday 8 January) on its longest voyage to date to research the link between active volcanoes on the seafloor and the mobilisation of iron which enriches and supports life in the Southern Ocean.
It’s been a busy year for our science, as we constantly look for new ways to make Australia a better place. Here’s ten of our favourite ‘jaw dropper’ blogs that we think helped us do that.
We examine some of the challenges and solutions for developing “the blue economy” in smarter, more sustainable ways.
Right now, out in the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, one of our marine scientists is on a special mission. Equipped with a suite of state-of-the-art bio-robots, he’s profiling the physical and biological makeup of the world’s third largest ocean in a way that’s never before been possible.
Video footage from Australia’s new ocean-going research vessel Investigator’s discovery of extinct volcanoes off the coast of Sydney.
We’ve discovered Sydney’s hottest new locale: a cluster of ancient volcanoes hidden 5km below the sea.