Some fin good! Four shark facts from science
Sharks are among Earth’s most ancient creatures. We still have lots to learn about them, but what we know from science is fin-tastic.
The sinking dead and carbon stores in our oceans
Our oceans are teeming with life and death. When life dies, it begins a journey that can lead to carbon being locked away in the deep ocean.
People power protecting Ningaloo from plastic pollution
New research has revealed that remote areas of northern Ningaloo Reef are some of the least polluted thanks to locals and visitors alike.
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.