2022

tuna swimming with rays of sunlight shining through the water

Southern bluefin tuna numbers are taking a turn for the better, with the fishery meeting sustainable fishing standards.

catches of redleg banana prawns being unloaded after being caught in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf

CSIRO research is helping Australian fisheries adapt to seas that are warming at a rate far greater than elsewhere around the globe.

Scalloped hammerheads occur in tropical and temperate oceans around the world, but are their populations connected? A new genetic study using whole genome methods has found out.

You can walk into any local supermarket and buy Australian produced Atlantic salmon. But why is this not the case for white flesh fish?

A black and white high resolution scan of a otolith

New methods for estimating fish ages show smaller but long-lived bigeye tuna are part of a sustainable fishery in the western Pacific Ocean.

Rain clouds over wheat field

Some Australian towns have gone from severely drought-affected to flooded in recent years. Recent rain has prompted researchers to demonstrate how water banking can be used to prepare for future droughts.

A bushfire burns in the distance in Victoria.

When a natural disaster occurs, scientists often get asked ‘how did climate change contribute?’. Modelling and data analysis are helping answer this, and other questions about frequency and severity of extremes.

Tree ferns seen resprouting amidst a charred landscape

With the leading global climate science body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, due to publish a synthesis of its sixth report in September, three CSIRO contributors to the report series reflect on CSIRO’s contribution to global climate science.

Earth Observation images show the mouth of the Clarence River before the flood on February 9 (left) and after, on March 3, with a sediment plume calculated to be 10km extending well off the coast into the Tasman Sea. Credit: European Union. Modified data from Copernicus Sentinel-2, processed with the Sentinel Hub EO Browser.

Data cubes built using decades of satellite images reveal how the quality of estuarine and coastal waters changes after weather events, and over time.