Marine

State of the oceans revealed

Monday, 27 June 2011

The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established by scientists with the aim of saving the Earth and all life on it.

Coral Sea Love - Angus Stone & Isabel Lucas

Monday, 6 June 2011

Protect our Coral Sea Ambassador actress Isabel Lucas and her musician boyfriend Angus Stone have created this short video called Coral Sea Love. Julia Stone’s beautiful new song In the City of Lights features on the video.

Angus Stone and Isabel Lucas believe:

Research Team Leader - Marine Biodiversity, AIMS

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is Australia’s tropical marine research agency with a mission to deliver world class research for the sustainable development, conservation, and management of tropical marine resources and environments. AIMS delivers knowledge and advice through research teams for marine biodiversity including aquaculture, coastal water quality and ecosystem health, climate change, and microbiology. The Institute is seeking an experienced scientist to provide research leadership and management in its Marine Biodiversity team.

Location: Cape Ferguson, 50km south of Townsville, Queensland.
Salary: commencing salary of $118,250 - $150,790 (plus up to 15.4% superannuation).
Applications close: Monday 27th June, 2011.
Click here for more info.

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Out of the shark net

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Guest-blogger Kate Kilgour explains shark nets, and why we really don’t need them.

Heron Island Dive Festival

Heron Island Dive Festival

5 - 11 September

Jacques Cousteau listed Heron Bommie as one of his top ten favourite dives – so come celebrate one of Australia’s top dive destinations and be treated to coral gardens and pinnacles of the Great Barrier Reef at their best. The excitement continues on land with lectures and workshops from renowned underwater photographers and marine scientists talking about their latest research.

Where: Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.
When: 5 - 11 September, 2011.
Cost: See website for details.
Click here for more information.

Oil spill risk makes marine protection a federal election issue

Oil spill risk makes marine protection a federal election issue

Monday, 21 June 2010

Rising community and environmental concern about a lack of action to provide safeguards against the risk of large scale oil spills in Australia will be a high profile issue leading up to the federal election, Australia’s leading conservation groups said today in a joint statement.

Hawksbill sea turtle

Sea turtles in grave danger from fishing, says new report

Thursday, 15 April 2010

The first-ever database characterising the effects of global fishing bycatch on marine turtles suggests that aggressive conservation action may be needed to save sea turtles.

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Global warming's evil twin

Thursday, 17 December 2009

G is happy to see that the problem of ocean acidification, which threatens Australia's Great Barrier Reef, has a high profile on the sides of the U.N.'s Copenhagen climate talks.

The endangered Coral Sea

Monday, 11 May 2009

Australia's Coral Sea, near the Great Barrier Reef, is one of the last remaining tropical wilderness areas in the world. But this majestic "Serengeti of the Sea" faces an uncertain future. Video by WWF.

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New marine species discovered near Tasmania

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Hundreds of new marine species and previously uncharted undersea mountains and canyons have been discovered in the depths of the Southern Ocean.

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