From studying octopus fisheries to tagging rock lobsters and teaching kids about the marine world: the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is at the forefront of Australian marine research. Now you can keep up-to-date with IMAS's latest marine research in the new Marine Matters newsletter. Read Issue #1!
This is a great photo of a great seahorse (Hippocampus kelloggi) spotted by a diver near Sydney! It's also quite a special sighting, according to new Redmap NSW coordinator Dr Troy Gaston.
The southerly migration of voracious tropical fish and urchins as oceans warm is threatening precious kelp forests along the east coast of Australia. Read the full story at ABC News.
Citizen science. It’s frequently plugged in the media these days, but what exactly is it, and does it really warrant all the attention? In a nutshell, citizen science is crowdsourcing for science, writes Kieryn Graham at Vaguely Accurate.
Dr Emily Ogier is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies where she heads the FRDC’s Social Sciences and Economics Research Coordination Program. Originally a local from Tasmania, she embarked on her PhD in Western Australia looking at impacts of tourism, fisheries and aquaculture, before moving back to Tasmania where she now works on understanding the social and economic impacts of fisheries and aquaculture.
Dr Sean Tracey is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies with a real passion for the ocean and its inhabitants. His research career has spanned many areas, from global fisheries and food security to studying recreational fisheries. We had a chat to Sean about his research, climate change and what he likes to do in his (rare) spare time.
Fishers see amazing things and capture great moments in pursuit of their catch. The Redmap Fisher Photo Competition gives you the opportunity to share and celebrate your favourite fishing memories, with great prizes on offer for two winners in each category! Photos from all types of fishers are warmly welcomed.
Science will dominate University of Tasmania campus calendars this month, as the best and brightest minds shine a spotlight on the subject during National Science Week. A bumper program of hands-on activities, demonstrations, forums, presentations, workshops and discovery days will run beyond the official week (13 – 21 August), evolving into a month-long celebration and showcase of science innovation.