The smallest marine microbes share nutrients – briefly
Fleeting interactions between the smallest phytoplankton and bacteria help to shape global ocean productivity, finds new University of Melbourne led research
Whale migration in our noisy oceans
University of Melbourne mathematical modelling finds the noise we make in our oceans is affecting marine life, particularly whales, confusing their migrations.
Man bites shark: How dangerous are humans to sharks?
A new approach, devised by University of Melbourne research estimates the risk that fishing and climate change pose to any shark species in Australia.
When will Australia’s drought break?
For drought-busting rains, we might just have to wait for the tropical oceans to serve up some moisture, finds new research including University of Melbourne.
How you can help scientists monitor our beaches
A new project called CoastSnap calls on citizen-scientists to help University of Melbourne researchers monitor our beaches as they change.
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.
The superheroes of nutrient detection living in our oceans
With no Uber Eats for bacteria, a University of Melbourne-led study reveals how ocean microorganisms are supremely evolved to detect and swim toward nutrients.
Ocean waves and winds are getting higher and stronger
Using satellite measurements, University of Melbourne researchers show that ocean waves and the winds that generate them have increased over the last 30 years.
Protecting our coasts naturally
University of Melbourne scientists are trialling nature-based coastal defence systems (mussel reefs and mangrove forests) in Port Phillip Bay.
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.