The east-coast population of humpback whales has seen a comeback – what could they tell us about the marine environment? Long-term data allows for better monitoring of Australia’s ocean environment in the latest State of the Environment Report.
Plankton are the foundation of the marine food web. They are also indicators of ecosystem health and climate change and as such get a special mention in the 2016 State of the Environment Report Marine chapter because of poleward shifts in distribution.
Throwing expensive scientific equipment overboard is all part of the job for CSIRO technicians working on the Argo float program, and it’s not often that these kinds of jobs are up for grabs.
To obtain good scientific data about the Antarctic ice sheet and the impact of warming waters you need a ship that can stand those remote, wild and unforgiving waters.
After years of crisis in Chile’s burgeoning salmon industry, culminating in riots earlier this year, a CSIRO-developed aquaculture modelling tool is set to transform the sector.
Trees are good at sequestering carbon but fire can quickly undo all the good. One place where plants can sequester carbon without fear of fire is under water.
The marine economy is growing at break-neck speed. How we use our oceans needs clever planning and innovative thinking, all based on sound science.
Ships in Australian waters are getting bigger and more numerous all the time. We need a plan to help them avoid crashing into whales and other large sea creatures.