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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

Movement of plankton between tropical marine ecosystems drives 'sweet spots' for fishing

White sharks can easily mistake swimmers or surfers for seals. Our research aims to reduce the risk

Meet the penis worm: don’t look away, these widespread yet understudied sea creatures deserve your love

Snorkelers discover rare, giant 400-year-old coral – one of the oldest on the Great Barrier Reef

Juvenile sea turtles ingest hundreds of plastic pieces in Australian waters

Marine Science facts

The oceans provide 99% of the living space on the planet containing 50-80% of all life.

Sponges are older than dinosaurs.

 

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.