Voyage to the bottom of the Bight
Samples from the seabed of the Great Australian Bight have yielded 277 species new to science and the answer to a 30-year mystery.
Tracking the predators of the Bight
Tracking the movements of whales, sharks and other apex predators and iconic species is revealing the deepest secrets of the Great Australian Bight.
A wave of knowledge from deep in the Bight
A mammoth social, environmental and economic study of the Great Australian Bight has revealed new insights and a raft of new species.
Genetics race against world’s worst megapest
Mapping the genome of this hungry caterpillar might help scientists target what makes it such an effective megapest that it can develop resistance to most known insecticides the world over.
How to make batteries that last (almost) forever
Batteries that can self-sustain are needed for long-term animal tracking as well as shipping and logistics.
Turtles on the comeback trail in Cape York
Indigenous Rangers are counting their turtle hatchlings on Cape York. Today, 74 per cent of turtle hatchlings survive compared to five years ago when sea turtle eggs were being decimated by feral pigs. Focusing on ways to protect turtle nests when they're most vulnerable will see generations of 'minh miintin' to come return to these remote beaches.
The changing life of Antarctica’s ice-free ‘islands’
Warmer temperatures mean more ice-free areas and increasing terrestrial habitat in Antarctica, but that’s not necessarily good news for Antarctic natives.
Arid springs: the hidden evolutionary cradles of Outback Australia
At the Edgbaston springs in Central Queensland, a precarious ecosystem unknown to science until 25 years ago, scientists are uncovering a treasure trove of species found nowhere else on the planet. Together with the springs ecosystems in other arid areas of the Great Artesian Basin, these species are revealing a fascinating evolutionary tale.