An Australia-wide assessment provides the first detailed picture of how seabed biodiversity is exposed to — and protected from — trawl fishing. The new research will help future management of sensitive sea life on the ocean floor.
Industrial-scale whaling brought many of the world’s largest animals to the brink of extinction. Now that numbers are recovering, researchers are taking a detailed look at the trajectory of the Southern Ocean’s baleen whale populations.
Satellite images taken two weeks after the disappearance of MH370 featured several man-made objects, potentially pointing to a more refined estimate of the location of the aircraft on the sea floor – and the un-anticipated value of satellites to society.
Portugal has again been in the grip of wildfires this northern summer. The devastating human and financial toll of bushfires is felt across the globe. In Australia, CSIRO is using expert knowledge and the latest technology to pinpoint areas at risk so they can be better managed into the future.
Not unlike the Argonauts of legend, Bio Argos have a mission. Luckily, this league of ocean-venturing robots are a little smarter and a lot tougher than the ancient explorers.
Mapping the genome of this hungry caterpillar might help scientists target what makes it such an effective megapest that it can develop resistance to most known insecticides the world over.
Marlee Hutton is contributing to a better understanding of west coast marine ecosystems and learning about the role science can play in the issues her and her community in the Kimberley care about.
The frequency of extreme El Niño events is projected to increase for a further century after global mean temperature is stabilised at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.