Donating your body to science, a unique shark’s tale
Last week a broadnose sevengill shark washed ashore our Australian National Fish Collection facility, donating its body to science.
Scientists name giant stingray from northern Australia
Through a multi-group investigation based around northern Australia, we've identified a new species, one of the largest known stingrays.
Gliding into the jaws of discovery
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.
Happy anniversary! Our Ningaloo research project turns one
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!
Catching up with the Speartooths: new shark specimens discovered
A team of our scientists has caught and tagged the first ever adult Speartooth Shark specimens in the waterways of Cape York.
A shark’s tale: is there something fishy in the waters off Newcastle?
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 […]
Megalodon myth: 3m shark eaten by even bigger shark?
All evidence suggests that the tag had been eaten by another white shark.
DNA ‘fin(ger)printing’ reveals the secrets of white shark sex
By Bryony Bennett White sharks migrate thousands of kilometres, mostly out of sight and underwater. This elusive lifestyle – birth, […]
7000km and counting: on the tail of a great White Shark
It’s April 2011, summer is well and truly over and Betty*, a juvenile white shark, has just surfaced off […]
Australian endangered species: Harrisson’s Dogfish
By Ross Daley, Research Project Leader Harrisson’s Dogfish (Centrophorus harrissoni) is a small shark that occupies a narrow strip of […]