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David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef - An Interactive Journey

David Attenborough and Atlantic Productions have teamed up with scientists and academic institutions from around the world to create David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: An Interactive Journey

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Secrets of Darwin Harbour - from sand waves to shipwrecks

Darwin is world renowned for its rich and diverse landscapes, but as a scientific exploration party has just discovered, there is an equally diverse and until now undiscovered region of Darwin under the sea. A marine survey tasked to map the seabed of Darwin Harbour in high resolution and collect geochemical and physical samples has found relicts of Australia's ancient geography in the form of sub-marine sand dunes, ripples and sand waves.

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Great Barrier Reef protecting against landslides, tsunamis

The world-famous Australian reef is providing an effective barrier against landslide-induced tsunamis, new research shows.

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Australasian Hydrographic Symposium 2015

This week was the very successful Fugro Australasian Hydrographic Symposium 2015 and Trade Exhibition, held in Cairns, Australia. The symposium theme was Harnessing the Blue Economy through Hydrography in the Asia-Pacific Region.

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It's All Academic: mapping the ocean floor

Dr Robin Beaman is a marine geoscientist from James Cook University, who is working to map Australia's underwater landscape. He started out in the navy, but quickly realised he wanted to take his passion further. Today he specialises in the deep Great Barrier Reef and has some interesting stories to tell about his work, including his time on the the CSIRO's Marine National Facility research vessel, the Southern Surveyor.

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