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The oceans around us affect almost all aspects of our lives - from our weather and climate, through to our food and well-being. Australia marine estate is the third largest in the world, and is highly diverse with many unique components.

Areas of interest

Oceans are critical to life of Earth

The world's oceans are connected and collectively influence global climate, marine biodiversity, transport, and fisheries. So whilst Australian marine research often takes place within the Australian marine estate it does include important regional (e.g. fisheries) and international (e.g. oceanography, blue carbon) science collaborations.

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[Image changes to show a small marine creature and text appears: We know of 33,000 marine species]

 

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[Image changes to show the RV Investigator in the distance and icebergs in the foreground and text appears: understand how oceans are changing]

 

[Image changes to show an iceberg in the ocean and text appears: and how we can protect them]

 

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