These are the plastic items that most kill whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds
Plastic in the ocean is eaten by over 700 species, but just a few items are responsible for the most deaths.
We estimate there are up to 14 million tonnes of microplastics on the seafloor. It’s worse than we thought
The amount of microplastics on the seafloor is up to 35 times more than the estimated weight of plastic pollution on the ocean’s surface.
Earth Challenge 2020: the app to map plastic pollution
Our research is being used for the Earth Challenge 2020 citizen science app to generate a global picture of how much plastic pollution there is.
Powering our future oceans with floating research labs
Could converting old sea-worthy freighters into floating research arks help power future marine science? We chatted to our experts as part of World Oceans Day to find out.
Treading water: putting seaweed tyres on the road
Could seaweed tyres be an effective substitute for synthetic rubber in tyres? Our experts weigh in on World Oceans Day.
May science quiz: what’s the buzz?
You May-bee the king or queen-bee of science knowledge in your house, but can you hold your own in our May science quiz? Buzz-inga!
Sink or swim: marine debris on land vs seafloor
Our scientists, together with Project Aware and Ocean Conservancy, have conducted the largest global survey of land and marine debris.
Plastic pollution gets trapped on the beach
A significant amount of plastic pollution from our ocean ends up washed up along our coasts, mostly towards the back of the beach where it becomes trapped in vegetation.
Pick of the litter: how much rubbish is there at Ningaloo Reef?
Our research into rubbish at Ningaloo Reef has revealed the World-heritage listed area is living up to its pristine reputation.
Southern stars – our scientists vying for Aussie honours
Two of our researchers – Dr Britta Denise Hardesty and Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas – are in the running for Australian of the Year Tasmania 2020.
Reeling in fishing gear lost at sea
We have produced the first ever estimate of commercial fishing gear lost in the world’s oceans.