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  1. 3 July 2019 - Science Matters

    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.

  2. 14 May 2019 - Science Matters

    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.

  3. 26 April 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  4. 16 February 2018 - Science Matters

    Protecting our coasts naturally

    University of Melbourne scientists are trialling nature-based coastal defence systems (mussel reefs and mangrove forests) in Port Phillip Bay.

  5. 18 May 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  6. 9 May 2017 - Science Matters

    Global warming could accelerate towards 1.5℃ if the Pacific Ocean gets cranky

    Global warming is rapidly approaching 1.5℃, but University of Melbourne research finds conditions in the Pacific Ocean will determine how fast we get there.

  7. 8 May 2017 - Science Matters

    Sharks: How a cull could ruin an ecosystem

    With a Senate inquiry considering culls and nets to minimise the risk of shark attacks, the University of Melbourne considers their impact on marine ecosystems.