The ‘freak wave’ myth
New University of Melbourne research finds 'freak waves’ don’t really exist and Australia’s experienced rock fishers best understand the dangers of the ocean.
Preventing more fish deaths in the lower Darling
A new report for the government, led by the University of Melbourne, says climate change was a cause of the recent mass fish deaths in the lower Darling River.
How data can keep fish and chips on the menu
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered one of Australia's favourite fish, Rock Flathead, is likely to grow faster as the climate warms.
Helping fish fight their own battles
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered what behaviours fish use to naturally avoid parasites, which will help develop healthier fish farms.
Farmed salmon are deaf – and now we know why
University of Melbourne scientists have discovered why farmed salmon are three times more likely to be deaf; raising concerns over animal welfare in aquaculture
The Aliens among us
Alien: Covenant is scary enough as a film. But University of Melbourne experts find examples of some terrifying Alien-esque animals living among us on Earth.
Hiding in plain sight
Researchers have discovered methylmercury, a toxic form of mercury, in the ice and water around Antarctica, which could find its way into the food chain.
Farmed salmon hard of hearing
Half of the world's farmed Atlantic salmon suffer from earbone deformities and associated hearing loss, according to new research.
Meet Australia’s newest freshwater fish
Take a look at 20 of Australia's newest freshwater fish, discovered in the remote Kimberley region by University of Melbourne researchers.
Discovered: A treasure trove of new fish
Researchers have discovered 20 new species of freshwater fish in Australia's remote Kimberley region - and had to fend off an angry crocodile in the process