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.
Coral spawning: a slick affair for reef restoration
Our scientists are using coral spawn slicks to help restore the Great Barrier Reef. We show you how we go from the reef to the lab!
This super rare squid is a deep-sea mystery. We recently spotted not 1, but 5, in the Great Australian Bight
The mysterious bigfin squid has been spotted in Australia’s waters for the first time in the Great Australian Bight.
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.