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IMAS research videos detail excellent marine science taking place in Tasmania

Curtis Champion, 05 Mar 2018.

Telling the story behind the science is an integral part of modern research. The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) have recently produced a number of excellent science communication clips, detailing some of the research they’re undertaking in Tasmania. Here are two clips we think are well worth watching!

Dr Sarah Ugalde works with the Tasmanian oyster farming industry to help fight Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS).

Dr Sarah Ugalde stars in a short clip describing her research into the Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) outbreak that's been devastating Tasmanian oyster farmers. This piece of science communication recently won Dr Ugalde the Vice Chancellor’s Award in the Universities Australia Thinkable ‘Pitch It Clever’ competition. The clip is titled ‘Oysters in Hot Water’ and can be watched here (1 min 50 seconds).


In another excellent example of science communication, IMAS researcher Dr Jeff Ross describes the important natural features of Macquarie Harbour, the environmental responses to salmon farming, and the role that science is playing in determining the level of farming that is ecologically sustainable into the future. This video highlights the role of research in supporting the efficiency, regulation and sustainability of salmon aquaculture in Tasmania, and is packed full of science-based information on this topic. You can watch “Listening to the Harbour” here (9 mins 5 seconds).

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