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Tropical Australia, the Great Barrier Reef Queensland

Tropical Australia, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Temperate Australia

Monitoring and Research

Marine Science News

Most recreational fishers in Australia support marine sanctuaries

The presence of people is slowing shark recovery on the Great Barrier Reef

Shark Bay: A World Heritage Site at catastrophic risk

Some sharks have declined by 92% in the past half-century off Queensland’s coast

Explainer: how the Antarctic Circumpolar Current helps keep Antarctica frozen

Marine Science facts

  • Half the Oxygen we breath is produced in the Ocean

 

  •  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

 

  • The most remote point in the oceans is called Point Nemo

 

  • The Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans are known as the three major oceans.