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

Study uncovers value of shark dive tourism

Putting the mass coral bleaching event in 2016 into a 30+ year context

Australia’s new marine parks plan is a case of the Emperor’s new clothes

Sunfish spotting: four-year search discovers first new species in 130 years

Exceptional fish diversity found on Australia’s north-west oceanic shoals

Marine Science facts

  •  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

 

  • Half the Oxygen we breath is produced in the Ocean

 

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

 

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