Led by Museums Victoria, Sampling the Abyss is a world-first survey to sample life in Australia’s eastern abyss using our research vessel, Investigator. Here’s a photo album of just a few of the benthic denizens of the abyss.
Last week a broadnose sevengill shark washed ashore our Australian National Fish Collection facility, donating its body to science.
Through a multi-group investigation based around northern Australia, we’ve identified a new species, one of the largest known stingrays.
An autonomous torpedo shaped underwater glider has just completed a trip through the eastern waters of the Great Australian Bight, collecting valuable data on the ocean.
Our team at the Ningaloo reef have been busy this past year, tagging 60 animals and surveying 7 kilometres of reef, and 12,000 hectares of deep habitat!
A team of our scientists has caught and tagged the first ever adult Speartooth Shark specimens in the waterways of Cape York.
For 8 days in January, Newcastle beaches were closed while sharks ‘plagued the coastline’. Was the frenzy warranted? No, says our resident shark expert.
Counting sharks isn’t quite like counting sheep – you can’t just sit underwater going ‘One, two, three …’ and hope for an accurate result. But it’s something that has to be done. It’s important for measuring the condition of the marine ecosystem and it informs policies about conservation or harvesting of sharks. The counting sheep
All evidence suggests that the tag had been eaten by another white shark.