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Our Blue Planet: Sounds of the ocean

23 May 2018

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https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/videos/1964747073558839/ These are the secret sounds of fish.

FREE Outdoor Recreation courses with SCUBA diving specialties

19 March 2018

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AGI, a private college (31690) that specialises in Outdoor Recreation courses with SCUBA diving specialties, aims to create awareness of the marine environment and its need for protection.  Their Certificate II in OR with SCUBA electives is an excellent fit for marine studies student. The program is VETiS funded so ...

Apply now - Become CoralWatch Ambassador

05 March 2018

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  The CoralWatch Ambassador program provides the opportunity to be part of a citizen science community that cares for corals and reef conservation. During the workshop 23-27 May 2018 at Heron Island Research Station, you will learn what’s happening to our reefs and how you can deliver positive messages to inspire audiences ...

2018 MTAQ Conference - Waves of Change Survey

27 February 2018

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 Confirmed Dates: Monday 24th - Thursday 27th September, 2018 at Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island. The programme will be concentrating on the new Marine Science and redeveloped Aquatic Practices syllabuses and will be overflowing with presentations and workshops. There will be a specific focus on syllabus resource development (content and assessments) for Units 1 & ...

QCAA - Markers for the Writing Task (WT) and the Short Response (SR) subtests

27 November 2017

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Markers for the Writing Task (WT) and the Short Response (SR) subtests are selected from a marker pool, which consists of teachers or former teachers from across Queensland.  Each year, the QCAA recruits markers to add to the pool.  The primary objective of the marking operation is to grade student ...

MantaDroid - an aquatic robot

27 November 2017

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Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created MantaDroid, an aquatic robot that emulates the swimming locomotion of manta rays. The robotic manta ray, which swims at the speed of twice its body length per second and can operate for up to 10 hours, could potentially be employed ...

Interview with an Octopus Researcher

27 November 2017

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Octopuses, with their amazing intelligence, incredible flexibility and ability to fit through openings many times smaller than their body as well as their ability to artfully camouflage themselves against varied backgrounds have fascinated humans for centuries. Divers report encounters with these crafty creatures and come away amazed, with stories of ...

The giant mass of plastic waste taking over the Caribbean

27 November 2017

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A colossal ‘sea of plastic’ which stretches for miles has been found floating in the Caribbean. So is it time to change our plastic behaviour? Much of the plastic is one use plastics such as straws, cutlery and plates. http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-41866046/the-giant-mass-of-plastic-waste-taking-over-the-caribbean  

Underwater drone for Marine Education

27 November 2017

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The BlueROV2 is a high-powered, easy-to-operate, low-cost vehicle.  It is one-of-a-kind because it is sold as a kit and because it is easily expandable to suit various commercial applications.  The BlueROV2 is controlled from the surface via a tether using an Xbox-style controller and laptop, uses open-source software for the ...