Investigator is on a world-first voyage to uncover life in the abyss, a deep, dark and largely unexplored world of jelly and fangs!
Australia’s Biodiversity series – Part 9: Seas and coasts Life originated in the oceans 3–5 billion years ago and even today 20 of the 33 animal phyla (the highest groupings within the animal kingdom) remain confined to the sea. That means that most life under the sea is like nothing we find on land. Worldwide
By Dr Kenneth Lee Director, CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship If anything good is to come from the devastation caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Australia’s Montara oil and gas leak the year before, it is that we learn from our mistakes. It’s now more than three years
We’re finding out what the most harmful marine debris is to our ocean’s seabirds, whales, dolphins and turtles. We want to know where it comes from, where we find it and where it goes to when it drifts out into our oceans. Funded by Shell, the EarthWatch project involved 3,000 school children and CSIRO collecting and analysing debris from
A team of British and Australian scientists has discovered how carbon is drawn down from the surface of the Southern Ocean to the deep waters beneath. The Southern Ocean is an important carbon sink in the world – around 40 per cent of the annual global CO2 emissions absorbed by the world’s oceans enter through
Work on Australia’s new $120 million Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator, moved from the drafting table to the shipyard today. Cutting the steel for the vessel started in Singapore, heralding a new era in marine and atmospheric research for scientists. Australia’s ocean territory is the third largest in the world and includes unique biodiversity