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Marine Systems

Can we eat our way through an exploding sea urchin problem?

Written by  and  , the Conversation article looks into the devastating impact of unchecked sea urchin populations and highlights the urgency of intervention. They delve into existing research on control methods, emphasizing the limitations of lobster predation and the high costs of culling. The spotlight shifts to a promising alternative—commercial fishing—a scalable, long-term solution that hinges on the economic value of sea urchin roe, known as 'uni.'

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Who goes with the flow?

A poster featuring the pathway of the Leeuwin current along the Western Australia coastline and the influence it has on selected marine species.

The Western Australian marine heat wave of summer 2010/11

Ocean temperatures rose to unprecedented levels along the west and south coasts of Western Australia during February and March 2011. A scientific workshop was held in May 2011 to compile the oceanic processes and biological/fisheries consequences.

Ocean Currents in Australia

Spending a day by the sea you may notice some ocean currents at work, such as localised rips or larger-scale tidal movements. Currents in the ocean can be quite complicated and may be driven by wind, temperature differences, water densities or tides.

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