Irukandji jellyfish are highly venomous and dangerous, hospitalizing up to 100 people annually in Australia.Read more
At its recent annual meeting in Doha, UNESCO is giving Australia until February 1st to prove it is looking after the Great Barrier Reef.Read more
A core migratory corridor of 1,150 km length and 30,800 km2 area was defined, of which 52% fell within 11 reserves.Read more
Macroalgae are the dominant habitat-forming organisms on temperate coastlines, providing habitat and food to entire communities.
In recent decades, there has been a decline in macroalgal cover along some urbanised shorelines, leading to a shift from diverse algal forests to more simple turf algae or barren habitats.
Along the urban shores of Sydney, its disappearance is coincident with heavy sewage outfall discharges along the metropolitan coast during 1970s and 1980s. Despite significant improvements in water-quality since that time, Phyllospora has not re-established.Read more
The wreck of the Japanese pearling mothership Sanyo Maru sits on its keel at a depth of 27 metres some 60 kilometres off the Central Arnhem Land coast.Read more
Events like EUROTEK and OZTek serve a vital role drawing people in from all over the globe, bringing together briefly a good part of the technical diving village, and reinforcing the strong sense of community we share.Read more
The scientist identified two distinct populations of white shark at the east and west of Bass Strait in Australian waters, prompting researchers to suggest the huge fish may need regional conservation plans.Read more
Each winter the sleepy industrial town of Whyalla becomes a bustling regional center. Divers, scientists, documentary filmmakers and tourists armed with snorkel gear flock to the dusty red South Australian mining town to see one of the world’s most unique marine spectacles. Each winter thousands of Australian giant cuttlefish (Sepia apama) migrate from the reaches of the Upper Spencer Gulf to the shallow rocky reef between Fitzgerald Bay and False Bay to participate in the penultimate event of their short lives.Read more
In research aimed at understanding the process of fish population decline when coral reefs sustain major damage, PhD student James Kerry and Professor David Bellwood have found that big fish show a marked preference for sheltering under large, flaRead more
Palaeontologists have discovered exceptionally preserved fossil eyes of the top predator in the Cambrian ocean from the fearsome metre-long Anomalocaris that lived 500 million years agoRead more
"Environment Minister Tony Burke has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to protect tropical sealife across northern Australia.Read more