Differing severity of Coral bleaching, from AIMS.
Differing severity of Coral bleaching
Tiger Sharks, Marine Science basics
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Crown of Thorns Starfish and a Triton Shell.  AIMS
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Rigs to reefs: is it better to leave disused oil platforms where they stand?

Crown-of-thorns starfish vision revealed for the first time

Exploring the use of the Pacific triton for mitigating crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks

Australian First Shark Spotting Trial to Begin In Byron Bay

Facts on the Great Barrier Reef Coral mortality

Marine Science facts

  • The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on earth, it covers 30% of the earths surface


  • The second largest ocean on Earth is the Atlantic Ocean, it covers 21% of the earth’s surface


  • The third largest ocean on Earth is the Indian Ocean, it covers around 14% of the earth’s surface


  • The World ocean or simply the ocean is the connected body of salt water that covers over 70 percent of the Earth's surface 


  • Irukandji jelly fish, with just a brush of venom leaves almost no mark. But after about a half hour you develop Irukandji syndrome, a debilitating mix of nausea, vomiting, severe pain, difficulty breathing, drenching sweating and sense of impending doom. You get so sick that your biggest worry is that you’re not going to die


  •  Sharks predate the dinosaurs by 200 million years. The largest known species of shark, C. megalodon, may have been over 20 metres long


  • The amplitude of tides in the deep mid-ocean are about 1 metre. Coastal tides can be more than 10 times as large as in the mid-ocean


  • Tsunami's can have wave lengths ranging from 10 to 500 km's


  • Australias coastline is adjacent to three major ocean regions: The Indian Ocean: The Southern Ocean and The South Pacific Ocean


  • Barnacles are a Crustacean related to Crabs and Shrimps but look more like the unrelated sea shells that are Molluscs