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Science & Environment
An innovative new program is helping to solve youth unemployment and a thorny Great Barrier Reef pest
This venomous fish looks like the ocean bottom, but it walks more like a crab
Deep-sea creatures often have unusual features and the ox-eye oreo is no exception
It may look pretty, but this fish uses both poison and a foul stench to keep predators at bay
There are only six captive dugongs in the world and Australia has two of them
Home to a diverse array of marine life, which attracts researchers and tourists alike, Heron Island is one of the Great Barrier Reef’s tropical gems
Australian sea lions and Australian and New Zealand fur seals are the only species that breed on and around Australia’s mainland and near-shore islands. Energetic creatures, these sea lions are contributing to the recently developed national Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), which employs oceanographic instrumentation on ships, moorings and buoys to map and monitor the marine environment right around Australia.
Researchers brave the aptly named Dangerous Reef to undertake groundbreaking research on the rare – and playful – Australian sea lion.