November 8, 2017

Scientists are using sonar to get a detailed picture of the seafloor off the coast of eastern Victoria, in what is likely to be a expedition of discovery.

Bunurong Marine National Park, near Cape Paterson in Gippsland, covers 2,100 hectares and is home to 87 different s...

September 12, 2017

Researchers could keep better track of life in protected marine reefs thanks to a Warrnambool student’s work.

PhD student Sarah Murfitt from Deakin University’s Warrnambool campus is looking into the use of drones to monitor algae and invertebrates in marine envir...

August 17, 2017

A new online portal will give researchers access to valuable data collections about Victoria’s seafloor and coastal ecosystems. 

Deakin University is leading a collaborative project to collate marine data that might otherwise be lost to the scientific community, and arc...

July 22, 2017

As human populations increase around the world, so does pressure on the marine environment from anthropogenic activities. There is now a high demand for high-resolution maps of benthic substrates and habitats to help in development of effective management measures. Thi...

July 22, 2017

A better understanding of the links between benthic habitat, oceanography, and fisheries productivity is a major priority of the abalone and rock lobster industry, to improve sustainable management of these important natural resources. It is important that the scales o...

June 20, 2017

Aerial imagery collected before and after major storms is ideal for the assessment of coastal landscape change driven by individual high-magnitude events. Using traditional satellite sensors and manned aerial systems, however, can be challenging due to issues related t...

June 9, 2013

Until now, the landscape under the waves at Wilsons Promontory has been a mystery. But the sea floor's secrets have been uncovered by researchers from Deakin University and Parks Victoria. Marine ecologists and engineers spent six weeks surveying the seabed using multi...

March 31, 2009

Researchers have discovered the rusty wreck of the City of Rayville the first US vessel lost during World War II almost 69 years after it sank off the coast of Cape Otway. Destroyed by a German mine on November 8, 1940, the exact resting place of the ship which was hea...

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