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

250 Million Pieces of Trash at Remote Top End Australian Beach

Climate change may change the way ocean waves impact 50% of the world’s coastlines

No-take marine areas help fishers (and fish) far more than we thought

Next generation corals undergo first field tests on the Great Barrier Reef

Deep sea carbon reservoirs once super-heated the Earth – could it happen again?

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.