• The world’s in hot water

    Alex Sen Gupta     |      August 17, 2023

    Marine heatwaves are becoming more frequent under global warming and this is having a significant impact on species’ ability to recover from them.

  • Survival at sea

    Mike Tipton     |      August 17, 2023

    News that four Australians and two Indonesians were found alive after going missing from a boat trip off the coast of Aceh in Indonesia made headlines around the world, so what does it take to survive such gruelling conditions?

  • Australia needs an ocean agency

    Open Forum     |      July 22, 2023

    The private sector is calling for greater coordination and collaboration to achieve a sustainable blue economy to ensure prosperity for all Australians.

  • Saving the oceans to save the Earth

    Open Forum     |      August 25, 2021

    In a UNSW Science Week event, Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson said the key to fighting the climate crisis is saving the oceans.

  • A voyage through our changing ocean

    Diane Nazaroff     |      June 23, 2021

    Scientists have studied the impacts of a warmer, stronger East Australian Current on marine life during a voyage along the east coast.

  • The changing sounds of the sea

    Open Forum     |      February 7, 2021

    Everything from jellyfish to whales relies on sound to live in the ocean, but an increase in human-generated noise is making it harder for creatures to communicate with each other and navigate their environment.

  • A plan to save our oceans

    Open Forum     |      February 24, 2020

    Over a quarter of the Earth’s oceans need urgent conservation attention to preserve marine biodiversity, a University of Queensland-led international study has found.

  • New map offers insights into marine habitat

    Open Forum     |      October 7, 2019

    The world’s first comprehensive national-scale map of marine habitats is revolutionising the way Australian governments, industry and communities can access information about marine habitats and how they are used.

  • Global ocean winds and waves are changing

    Ian Young     |      May 2, 2019

    New research by Ian Young and Agustinus Ribal at the University of Melbourne, recently published in the prestigious journal Science, shows that ocean waves, and the winds that generate them, have been increasing in magnitude for the last 30 years.

  • Ocean waves and winds are getting higher

    Open Forum     |      April 29, 2019

    A 33-year study shows that extreme ocean winds and wave heights are increasing around the globe, with the largest rise occurring in the Southern Ocean.

  • Desalination plants don’t affect marine environments

    Open Forum     |      September 23, 2018

    Highly saline flows from the Sydney Desalination Plant will not affect surrounding marine life as commonly believed, a major new study led by UNSW Sydney shows.