Tiny parasites store 'black box' of information on whale sharks' dietMedia statementsNature and ScienceOceans InstituteResearch categorySchool of Biological SciencesCorporateHomeHome PageResearchScience and Environment16 May 2023
A tiny parasite that hitches a ride on the lips of whale sharks has been shown to store dietary information about the species that will help scientists manage their ongoing conservation.
Hammerhead sharks 'freedive' to regulate body temperatureMedia statementsEnvironmentNature and ScienceOceans InstituteResearch categoryCorporateHomeHome PageScience and EnvironmentResearch12 May 2023
A new report has found hammerhead sharks “hold their breath” during dives to regulate body temperature – an adaptation that may help them better cope with declining oxygen saturation levels caused by global warming.
Silent witnesses: further dark secrets of Batavia shipwreck laid bareMedia statementsOceans InstituteSchool of Social SciencesCorporateHomeHome PageArts-and-CultureResearch10 May 2023
An archaeological research project spanning five years has shed new light on a tragic chapter in Australian history, revealing a wealth of evidence that has helped to unravel the haunting tale of the Batavia maritime disaster and subsequent mutiny.
We do not associate the idea of antiquity with the ocean, nor wonder how it looked a thousand years ago, as we do of the land, for it was equally wild and unfathomable always.
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