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Seismic survey death waves killing the building blocks of life

Posted: 06/23/17

Deafening sound waves created during offshore surveys for oil and gas can kill microscopic plankton, according to a new study. The research showed significant impacts on the target species – with a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton. How...

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Why are Seagrass meadows underwater heroes?

Posted: 05/04/17

Seagrass meadows are the most widespread coastal ocean ecosystems in the world. Research now finds that these plants can reduce disease-causing bacteria such as Enterococcus in the surrounding seawater by up to 50%. What’s more, coral reefs also show a 50% reduction in disease...

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5 Australian marine science trail blazers, who are women

Posted: 03/08/17

Today we have compiled a list of 5 amazing Australian based marine scientists who are female for #internationalwomensday. These women are dedicating their lives to better understanding our marine eco-systems and making the world a better place in the process, we salute you! 1....

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16 scientific minds converge

Posted: 08/29/16

Coastal habitat restoration is a complicated process. That’s ok. Because , in the midst of all the coastal and marine habitat issues facing Australia, we bought together 16 of the best environmental scientists from around the country to develop a review paper on solutions...

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