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.
Life lurking in dark waters: meet seven denizens of the deep
Scientists on our research vessel (RV) Investigator are uncovering the denizens of the deep that lurk in the ocean far beneath the waves.
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: Dr Ben Arthur
We catch up with Dr Ben Arthur on his career while he was on board RV Investigator maintaining ocean moorings and researching phytoplankton.
Women krilling it in Antarctica
In the icy waters off Antarctica, a team of women are leading the way while trawling for answers about Antarctic krill.
Navigating science at sea on RV Falkor in uncertain times
COVID-19 has changed how we work. This includes Nelson Kuna, who is currently on board RV Falkor providing science support off Queensland.
RV Investigator specifications: in with the new and the old
How do you combine modern technology with 16th century traditions? Our RV Investigator specifications and team on board make it look easy.
Bristling with pride: abyssal bristle worm named in our honour
Scientists have named a newly-described polychaete or bristle worm from Australia's deep abyss after CSIRO.
Canyon deep, sea-mountain high: using echoes to map ocean depths
Only a small part of the ocean depths has been mapped in detail. So we must ask: “what great discoveries are still down there waiting to be uncovered?!”
Powering our future oceans with floating research labs
Could converting old sea-worthy freighters into floating research arks help power future marine science? We chatted to our experts as part of World Oceans Day to find out.