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Living fossils and rare corals revealed in the deep Coral Sea

An investigation of previously unexplored depths of Australia’s Coral Sea has revealed living fossils, rare corals and sponges, and ecosystems that have remained largely unchanged for millions of years.

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Major IMAS Investigator voyage to study impact of submarine volcanoes on ocean ecosystems

CSIRO’s Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator will depart Fremantle tomorrow (Friday 8 January) on its longest voyage to date to research the link between active volcanoes on the seafloor and the mobilisation of iron which enriches and supports life in the Southern Ocean.

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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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