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ARTificial reefs

Artificial reefs are commonly deployed off coastlines around the world to restore degraded marine habitats and provide new fishing opportunities, but they also provide an opportunity to put a little art into the ocean.

A splash of colour!

Decoration, display, warning, deception, camouflage…. colour is an important feature for fishes.

Student spotlight: PhD candidate Rachel Kelly talks social licence in the marine realm

Rachel Kelly is a PhD student in the Centre for Marine Socioecology at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. Her research focuses on the social acceptability of human activities that involve the marine environment. Here she introduces us to the concept of ‘social licence’ and discusses why it’s an important component of how communities interact with the marine realm.

IMAS research videos detail excellent marine science taking place in Tasmania

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!

Redmappers' contribution to citizen science this Summer

A total of 68 out-of-range observations have been logged by the Redmap community and verified by our team of experts this Summer! Our top three states were NSW (34 observations), Tasmania (23 observations) and Western Australia (11 observations). Great work Redmappers!



Climate change altering sex in the sea

We know that plants and animals are shifting where they live to track environmental changes, but did you know that changes in temperature and ocean acidity are shifting the balance of sex in the sea?

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