Oysters aren't just good for a feed. They also give a vital boost to coastal ecosystems, which is why efforts are underway to restore Australia's once-abundant oyster reefs to their former glory.
The federal government's new funding aims to spread the net wide in investigating possible ways to protect the Great Barrier Reef's corals. Winning this battle will require a wide range of weapons.
Low flows in the Murray River in recent years have harmed tiny marine plants called phytoplankton, with consequences for local marine species and management.
"Flipped classrooms" aren't yet common around Africa, but a partial flip that marries technology and collaboration has real potential.
Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef could lead to increased vulnerability of Queensland coastal cities and towns, and not only through its impacts on the tourism industry.
Mangroves are superheroes on both land and sea, storing carbon and providing protection for coasts.
People are more likely to support conservation for cute rather than creepy-looking animals.
Songs of marine animals can help us discover new populations.
Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastic enter our oceans each year.
Light pollution is changing the day-night cycle of some fish, dramatically affecting their feeding behaviour.
Japan's fleet is on its way to the Southern Ocean for more "scientific" whaling. But a new resolution pointing out the importance of whale poo could help remove Japan's rationale for lethal research.
How you tell one whale shark from another? Spots and stripes.
Cool-water kelp forests are being eaten by tropical species moving south on warming waters.
The increasing use of the sea for human activities has resulted in a dramatic rise in noise levels.
New South Wales wants to extend its shark net program after a spate of attacks in the north of state.
Seagrass is more than just a bit of sea greenery.
Australia has the third largest marine jurisdiction in the world, a vast ocean territory that contains important natural and biological resources. And it needs protecting.
The oceans are filled with sounds produced by animals. However, a recent study shows that ocean sounds are diminishing due to nutrient pollution and ocean acidification.
We've building in the sea for centuries, and it's putting our oceans out of balance.
More of Australia's oceans should be placed under high protection, according to the latest marine reserves review.