Marine Science News

Biggest fish in the sea are girls

Mystery pufferfish circles discovered in Australia's north-west

Aerial surveys can keep swimmers and sharks safe

First ever global survey of reef sharks reveals widespread decline

Coral bleaching detected off Kimberley coast

Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience

Coronavirus is killing Australia’s lobster export market

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.