Indigenous Ranger groups in The Kimberley have partnered with CSIRO to get a better understanding of one of the largest remaining populations of dugongs in the world and keep a key part of their culture strong.
Indigenous Rangers are counting their turtle hatchlings on Cape York. Today, 74 per cent of turtle hatchlings survive compared to five years ago when sea turtle eggs were being decimated by feral pigs. Focusing on ways to protect turtle nests when they’re most vulnerable will see generations of ‘minh miintin’ to come return to these remote beaches.
Warmer temperatures mean more ice-free areas and increasing terrestrial habitat in Antarctica, but that’s not necessarily good news for Antarctic natives.
Our ‘blue planet’ is made up of one continuous ocean, not five separate oceans. The first UN Ocean Conference broke down barriers between developed and developing nations, science and government, government and the private sector, and corporate and community interests. Here’s a ringside insight into what it all means.
Approximately 25 per cent of Australian fish is thought to be mislabelled and up to one third of fish in US markets is illegally caught. Fishing vessels might think they’re invisible in the vast ocean, but a new system can profile suspicious activity and alert authorities as they come into port.
CSIRO is taking on the world’s largest marine pollution survey, working with countries across the globe by using science to reduce the amount of litter entering our oceans.
At the Edgbaston springs in Central Queensland, a precarious ecosystem unknown to science until 25 years ago, scientists are uncovering a treasure trove of species found nowhere else on the planet. Together with the springs ecosystems in other arid areas of the Great Artesian Basin, these species are revealing a fascinating evolutionary tale.
Native Australian bees have taken out the prize for Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year at the 2017 Australian book awards – with some thanks to former CSIRO entomologist Tim Heard.