Drone footage of dolphins hunting a shark in Australia

When an amateur drone hobbyist in Australia took his remote-controlled aircraft to the skies he didn’t expect to see this. The video shows a pod of false killer whales, a type of dolphin, chasing down a juvenile shark in crystal…

Rare hybrid sea turtle discovered in Australia

For the first time in thirty five years a rare hybrid sea turtle has been observed in Australia. The sea turtle nicknamed Summer was brought into the Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium in Townsville, suffering from several fishing hooks…

The Great Barrier Reef Foundations announced the Winner of the 2015 Bommie Award

Patrick Buerger, a German-born PhD candidate from the Townsville’s Australian Institute of Marine Science has been awarded the grand prize of $5000 AUS for his 360 degree film titled, Coral disease treatment with phage therapy. Buerger’s creative use of technology…

Batavia coral farm is officially open for business in Western Australia

The Batavia Coral Farm is a new operation in Western Australia which is the only coral farm offering corals from the Indian Ocean. This week Batavia Coral Farm officially opened for business, serving up a wide variety of farmed stony…

The first ever Marine Aquarium of Australia happening next month in Cairns

America has MACNA, Europe is setting up for MACE, and now Australia is getting in on the act with their very own Marine Aquarium Conference of Australia. Happening next month in Cairns Australia, this inaugural event will be hosted by…

Aquacultured stony corals and Acros now coming directly from Australia

Australian corals have been lighting up the reef aquarium hobby for about eight years now, and Australia is probably the number one source for brilliant, shallow water Acropora in the hobby. With only wild colonies to work with, the job…

Australia’s newly discovered reef at Wilson’s Promontory Marine National park

As if Australia isn’t one of the luckiest continents with the largest reef in the world, a new reef has been discovered in the far south at Wilson’s Promontory Marine National park . This reef is a deep one, 300 feet…

A fly/spy on the wall at Cairns Marine – Part 2

The caliber and quality of sustainably collected animals from Cairns Marine are some of the best anywhere in the world today. From miniature shrimps to magnificent sharks, stinging anemones to demanding Acropora, every animal that pass through these doors are exposed…

Neon green Psammocora discovered living as a rollolith in Australia

A couple of neon green Psammocora have just been discovered to be living unattached, as free living coral colonies known as ‘rolloliths’. Psammocora is just the latest stony coral genus to be documented living as a rollolith, a growth form in…

Ocean waves converted to energy in new power station in Australia

The energy of the ocean’s waves has been the target of scientists and researchers looking to harness this power to use as a form of electricity on the land. While there has been a few different projects we’ve seen over…