Oceans

aerial view of prawn trawler out at sea

A new evidence-based handbook will help Australian fisheries respond to climate change to ensure sustainable seafood stocks.

At the edge of Australia’s continental shelf, in the Timor Sea, you’ll find Ashmore Reef Marine Park. 630 km north of Broome in Western Australia, it’s one of our most remote marine parks. We were part of the area's most comprehensive 'health checks'.

A person standing on the deck of a ship holding a weather balloon.

The next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM professionals are gaining unique training and experience at sea through a new program aboard RV Investigator.

Indigenous fisher wearing snorkel on his head holding a rock lobster caught with a spearing device

In the face of climate change, innovative science and cultural knowledge will be critical for protecting ecosystems, marine life and livelihoods.

Overhead view of a research vessel at sea.

Australia’s oceans are big, beautiful and bountiful in resources. Our national ocean research vessel Investigator delivers the capability to help us understand and protect them.

Longtail tuna fish in a basket

New DNA and microchemistry analysis reveals multiple populations among the Indian Ocean’s tunas and will underpin improved fisheries management.

Deep sea delights: this coral species, Victorgorgia eminens, and its snake star symbiont, was discovered living in the seamounts off the coast of Tasmania

CSIRO scientists are finding life in Australia’s cold-water ocean depths that few humans ever see.

Tuna in cane baskets on a dock, being inspected by people

With a team at CSIRO’s Australian National Fish Collection in Hobart, Helen O'Neill is working to make fish identification easier for Indonesian fishery workers.

Giant kelp photographed underwater.

Both giant kelp and Synechococcus are being cultured in CSIRO’s Australian National Algae Culture Collection in Hobart, where scientists study impacts on algae in our warming world.