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Fishing for Data on Plastics

The problem of plastics in our oceans and their potential impact on people, plants, animals and entire ecosystems was front and centre at the recent United Nations Ocean Conference in Portugal. Through the UN Environment Assembly, more than 500 organisations and 21 additional governments, including Australia, have signed up to commitments to change how plastic […]

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World Ocean Day 2022: Restoring our Lost Reef Ecosystems

Today we celebrate World Ocean Day! Environment Institute marine researchers are using the natural relationships between bivalves and macroalgae to enhance the restoration of South Australia’s lost reef ecosystems. Over 150 years ago, oyster reefs, kelp forests, and seagrass meadows lined the South Australian coastline. These ecosystems provided a rich and productive marine environment but […]

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The world’s leading aquatic scientific societies with 80,000+ members urgently call for cuts to global greenhouse gas emissions

Dire consequences for freshwater and marine resources without significant and fast action. In an unprecedented statement released recently, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) joined forces with 110 aquatic scientific societies representing more than 80,000 scientists across the world to sound a climate change alarm.  The societies call for drastically curtailed global greenhouse gas emissions to […]

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