7000-year Old Corals Of Moreton Bay Tell Their Story; 'Curious Growth Episodes'
Queensland, Australia - Aug 5, 2009 22:38 EST
The 7000-year-old coral communities of Moreton Bay are telling a curious tale, expanding when sea-levels rise or water quality improves, then declining when current circulation becomes more restricted.
Intriguing new insights into the behaviour of corals and fish under changing...
Report: Japan's Whalers Actions 'Inconsistent With The Antarctic Legal Regime'
Sydney, Australia - Jan 19, 2009 18:15 EST
An independent group of Antarctic law and policy experts, convened in Canberra by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), has released a report detailing options available to the Australian Government to challenge Japan’s whaling program through the Antarctic Treaty System...
Scientific Hunch Poised To Save Thousands From Toxic Ciguatera Poisoning
Queensland, Australia - Oct 20, 2008 01:14 EST
A neuroscientist at UQ's Queensland Brain Institute has found a way to combat a debilitating illness that affects an estimated 50,000 people a year in tropical regions.
Ciguatera poisoning – which often results in acute nausea, vomiting and painful gastrointestinal...
Study: Pets’ Gourmet Tastes Are Putting Pressure On Dwindling Fish Stocks
Melbourne, Australia - Aug 25, 2008 18:25 EST
The fine dining habits of pet cats are placing pressure on dwindling fish supplies that might
be better used for human consumption, according to a Deakin University fish nutrition
Dr Giovanni Turchini, with colleague Professor Sena De Silva, has found that an...
Aussie Trawler Nets Giant 20-foot, 500-lb Squid; 'Pretty Unusual'
Victoria, Australia - May 26, 2008 20:11 EST
Australian fishermen were squids in when they hauled this 20-foot long sea monster from the ocean.
Skipper Rangi Pene said the 500-pound giant squid was already dead when it was caught in the trawler’s nets last night off Australia’s southeastern...
Sydney Harbor's Contaminated Seaweeds A Deadly Diet For Sea Creatures
Sydney, Australia - Apr 7, 2008 14:24 EST
Contaminated seaweeds in Sydney Harbour could be threatening the small animals that feed on them, according to a new study revealing that the harbour's seaweeds have the world's highest levels of copper and lead contamination.
Up to 75 percent of the...