Oceanography links

Breaking swell wave
Breaking swell wave

Marine Science News

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

Australia’s marine industry value jumps by 28% over two years

Can we use bio-fouling organisms to help extract energy from waves?

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.