Marine Science Research in Australia

National research organisations

There are three major research organisations within Australia that conduct marine science based research at a national level. They are jointly funded by Commonwealth and state governements as well as industry bodies.

The organisations are:

  • The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and
  • The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
  • Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

 

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Marine Science News

FactFile: the facts on shark bites and shark numbers

Whale sharks gather at a few specific locations around the world – now we know why

Sea Shepherd calls for Shark Net Removal in Queensland

Tiny plastics are potentially dangerous for turtles too

4 things you didn’t know about white sharks

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.