Uncovering the mysteries of what lies 3km under the ocean is not an easy task. But through some simple measurements and sophisticated technology Simon Allen and his team at CSIRO are finding out what lurks beneath the ocean surface.
Scott interviews ocean conservationist Brinkley Davies. Marine biologist, photographer, master surfer and diver -- oh my! Known for sharing her experience with whale sharks on social media, she's tagged and collected data on many of these gentle giants. We watch her take a free-dive with Scott round the reef.
Geographically the world can be divided into five oceans, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern and Arctic. These oceans cover around 70 percent of the earth and although we can't measure it exactly, it is estimated to have a volume of 1370 million cubic kilometres.
Dr Damien Maher from Southern Cross University reveals the vital role mangroves play in balancing the ocean's ecosystem.
Marine researcher Sheridan Rabbitt reveals the role seagrass plays in an ecosystem, demonstrates how researchers study the health of seagrass beds, and explains why the underwater meadows are important to humans on land.
From humpback whale messengers, to wave energy, wild shark rescues and even ocean acidification, it's all covered on this episode: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
Today we go on a nautical voyage down to the mysterious depths of the ocean. Join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out how scientists explore the deepest regions of the ocean, checks out a huge collection of fish and finds out how to map the sea floor.
The Green Team makes nature worlds in a box, and Cat and Ant make an ocean in a box. Jelly visits friends in the Scilly Isles and goes rockpooling. Green Balloon Club member Harry visits his granddad's animal rescue centre and meets some tiny baby birds.
Harrison leaches about the deepest abyss in the ocean and how animals have adapted to live there.
Looks at the causes of the ocean being dirty and discusses the importance of keeping the beaches and environment clean.
Natalie Hunter meets the fish with the dirtiest jobs in the ocean: cleaner wrasse that feed on the parasites and dead tissue of larger marine animals.
Harrison sings a song about the real monster in the sea and teaches about the importance of keeping the ocean clean.
Seamus Evans meets Surfing South Australia's Development Squad to see how the kids train to surf when they can't get into the ocean.
David Day has made over 40 pieces of art - turtles, stingrays, manta rays and fish - from ocean rubbish. Some pieces are purely made out of thongs, others made out of mixed marine debris.
They are some the largest and deepest structures on our planet - but are invisible to us because they are under the sea. Find out how ocean ridges and trenches are formed.
Share markets around the world have crashed this week over fears of a Chinese economic crisis. Hundreds of billions dollars have been lost, but how?; We'll teach you everything you need to know about the Torres Strait and the Australians who call it home; In the lead up to Sea Week we take a look at a giant rubbish pile in the Pacific Ocean and; Do you know how to program a computer? Some people say every kid in Australia should!
Did you know that waves in the ocean can be used to generate electricity The energy produced by waves can be harnessed using some called the wave energy generator. It's a pretty handy invention but there are a few reasons why it may now enjoy widespread use anytime soon.
While submarines seem a little cramped and operate under the ocean (not the most appealing getaway spot), they can actually be really helpful for the country's Navy. Find out about the plan to add more submarines to the fleet and why some feel they are such an important asset.
The Great Barrier Reef is known for its great beauty and is depicted in films like Finding Nemo full of colourful, vibrant ocean life. As we look towards the future, coral bleaching and other effects of climate change are a real concern and this video addresses them as well as possible solutions for the future.
Microplastics make up the vast majority of plastic on the planet and they can pose a real threat to ocean life that mistake the little specks of plastic for food. As we discover the effect this can have on the fish and other sea creatures consuming the microplastic, it becomes clear the impact of this pollution is far reaching and we have a responsibility to make some changes.
A group of students takes a trip to learn about local marine life by taking part in some marine science research and speaking with some indigenous people about the habitat and creatures that live there. By the end of the trip, many seem excited at the idea of becoming a marine scientist!
Scott Bidmead goes scuba diving in a marine conservation park, sees seadragons, fur seals and sea lions, and learns why marine conservation is important.
Leela's on the lookout for mangroves, shipwrecks, and dolphins! Off in a kayak with guide Sarah she goes, first paddling past life and nutrient-giving mangrove trees. Next stop is an iron-hulled shipwreck, made before there was welding. Finally, a rare, up-close visit from curious marine mammals!
Today we're diving into the wet and wild depths of the ocean to take a closer look at MARINE CREATURES! Kell's searching the big blue for whales and Nat's checking out some stars of the sea.
Researchers Sarah Whitmarsh and Tim Kildea explain how they monitor the health of fish near where a South Australian desalination plant disposes of unwanted saltwater back into the sea.
Emma talks to Scott Wright, the artistic director for the show, Prehistoric Aquarium. She gets to go inside giant inflatable puppets and control them. This is part of the drama of the awesome stage show complete with multicoloured lighting on a black background. You won't believe how some of these ancient sea creatures looked! In fact they dated millions and millions of years before the dinosaurs and then coexisted with them. Amazing by itself is the comparison of the two kinds of plesiosaurs th
Discover a novel approach to teaching students about protecting sea grasses that support our marine life
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest system of coral reefs in the world and supports an amazing variety of marine life. This pr
CSIRO's Karl Forcey demonstrates how researchers use Starbug X, an autonomous underwater vehicle, to study the sea floor, monitoring water quality and creating high-resolution images of the marine environment.
Marine biologist Ben Diggles describes the role oysters play in the ecosystem, and outlines the citizen scientist program that supplies kits to Bribie Island residents, who grow oysters repopulate habitats.
Animal keeper Jacob Emerson explains how Seaworld cares for injured seabirds, reveals the kind of objects that humans discard that pose a risk to marine life, and describes some of the successes of the rehab program.
With time running out for reefs around the world, scientists and marine biologists are stretching the limits, developing new techniques to save these precious structures and the important ecosystems they support.
Marine iguana of the Galapagos have evolved from eating leaves on land, to diving for seaweed. It is an adaptation that has helped this animal survive on the harsh, windswept shores of the islands.
Emma Ralph goes 'snuba' diving with Benny Walker, sees the marine life that call Port Noarlunga reef home, and learns what you need to do to be an instructor.
Get ready to make a big splash as we dive into the science behind the wildlife that populates our oceans. We get up close and personal with a pod of humpback whales on the east coast of Australia, we explore the extraordinary eye sight of the mantis shrimp and Dr Rob visits Tangalooma to learn all about the diet of the bottlenose dolphin first hand.
Research fellow Dr Emma Jackson lets Stacey know all about the importance of conserving sea grass. It's crucial to the diets of dugongs, sea turtles, fish and smaller marine life like shrimps and prawns. Further, Dr Emma's group has created a board game based on a popular zombie TV show. The cartoon character sea grass playing pieces kill the zombie ones! It's a Wonderful way to educate kids with this vital Marine message.
Oceans aren't as silent as you might think, they're filled with a whole host of marine murmurings! But that might soon change. Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken and Professor Sean Connell from the University of Adelaide are studying what affect pollution has on these nautical noises.
Australia & the US: Next week, much of Australia will be talking about the results of the United States' Presidential election. But why do we care what happens there? Well the US and Australia have long had a close relationship. We find out why next week. Antarctic Marine Park: Many countries around the world teamed up recently to protect one and a half million square kilometres of the Ross Sea, near Antarctica. The area is described as one of the most pristine on earth and protecting it means fishing, mining and other activities will be banned there. We find out why that's so important for this chilly part of the ocean. Remembrance Day Research: Next Friday, at the 11th hour of the 11th day in November, Australians will pause to remember those that have fallen during war for Remembrance Day. As part of last year's commemorations, some school kids in Adelaide decided to investigate the important role their neighbourhood played during World War I. We'll tell you what they discovered next week. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - History / Knowledge and Understanding: Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, Anzac Day, and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems Year 3 HASS / Inquiry and skills / Researching: Sequence information about people's lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines Years 5 & 6 Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary and secondary sources Years 5 & 6 HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning: Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Years 5 & 6 Yarloop School: Imagine having to move your entire school to a new location about 18 kilometres away from your home. Then imagine finding out it'll have no playground or library. That's exactly what the students and teachers of Yarloop Primary School in Western Australia had to go through after a massive fire tore through their town. But nearly a year on, they've not been told if or when they'll be able to return. We check in to find out why they miss their old school so much and what they're doing to try to get back there. Young Explorer: A teenager from Melbourne was recently named Australia's Young Adventurer of the Year. Jade Hameister earned the title by trekking 150kms to the North Pole. And now, she's already training for her next big adventure. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning: Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues Year 4 Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Years 5 & 6 HASS / Inquiry and skills / Researching: Sequence information about people's lives and events Year 4 Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources Years 5 & 6 History / Knowledge and Understanding: The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society since Federation Year 6 Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science: Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6
Professor Emma Johnstone explains the biology and life cycle of coral, from the calcium carbonate exoskeletons and venomous polyps to the photosynthesising symbionts that live in their tissue. But as ocean temperatures rise, the symbiotic relationship between the algae and the coral breaks down, causing the reef to bleach and decay. Ruth Gates, Director of the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, is researching answers to this very real crisis in coral symbiosis.
Kellyn literally wades in to ask marine education manager Susan Hassard all about feeding the dolphins! These playful, bottlenosed beauties show their trust in the tourists feeding them and have come to know this place as a safe harbour. So much so in fact, that an overnight birthing mother will bring along its calf for feeding the next day! This video is useful in showing the gentle respect that all animals need.
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