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)

 

State based research organisations

Each state of Australia (excluding the land based ACT) have research based entities. some of these are:

Queensland Department of Environment and Science

South Australian Research and Development Institute

 

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Marine Science News

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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.