What is the value of a wave? How changes to our coastline could wipe out surfing’s benefits
Surfing’s benefits to well-being aren’t often studied in economics terms. This is a major gap in our knowledge we’re now trying to fill.
Science-savvy sailors race from Sydney to Hobart
Considerably more accurate than the old ‘thermometer in a bucket’ trick, Bluelink ocean forecasting is helping sailors optimise their route in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
Virtual work experience onboard our RV Investigator
Our team on research vessel Investigator is using virtual technologies to put people into places, roles and experiences not otherwise possible.
Blowing the lid off the volcanic story of Heard Island
Scientists studying a remote volcanic island have found it plays an important role in feeding a hungry ocean.
We analysed data from 29,798 clean-ups around the world to uncover some of the worst litter hotspots
Litter hotspots were associated with socioeconomic factors such as a concentration of built infrastructure, less national wealth and the level of lighting at night.
Ashes to ashes, dust to life: how iron improves anaemic oceans
Anaemic oceans can lead to lower productivity in marine ecosystems with flow on effects for our atmosphere, climate and fisheries. Scientists on board our RV Investigator are investigating.
Scientists go back to the abyss – tropical edition!
Our research vessel (RV) Investigator departs Darwin today for a 45-day voyage of biodiversity discovery in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean.
Meet our researcher: Logan Hellmrich
We take a dive into the depths of Ningaloo Reef's deepwater habitats and how Logan’s research will increase our understanding of these environments.
Sea-lebrities and keeping an eye on water quality
We have transformed images from the EyeonWater Australia app used to help monitor water quality into images of your favourite sea-lebrities!
February stars: our monthly science quiz
Feeling fab? We've had another month of exciting and innovative science stories. Test your memory with our February quiz!
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.