The best scientific minds are being called on to rehabilitate seagrass beds off central Queensland, where a number of turtle and dugong deaths remain distressingly high.
Miranda Forster More dugongs have died this year than in all of 2010 because of Queensland's summer of disasters.
Having hosted more than 21 million visitors since opening in 1988 Sydney Aquarium is now celebrating its own 21st.
Tom Arup A proposal to explore for oil and gas next to the World Heritage protected Ningaloo Reef has been blocked under national environment law.
Tom Arup THEY are the gentle giants of the ocean, weighing as much as 1400 kilograms, but an emerging Chinese medicine market for gill rakers is threatening global populations of giant manta rays.
Saffron Howden BETWEEN this week and next, Phillip McCarthy will swap 30-degree heat, bushfires and dugongs for the spruce and pines of Canada's vast Boreal forest in sub-zero temperatures.
Steve Jacobs Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore has opened the doors to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, following its $10 million, nine-month overhaul.
Queensland Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders using cruel hunting methods will no longer be immune from prosecution.
Jan Mayman On the face of it, a $35 billion gas plant, ancient rock art and pristine coastal waters that attract wildlife and tourists don't go well together. No wonder sparks are flying in Broome.
Andrew Darby Sea Shepherd conservationists are to mount an Australian mainland campaign for the first time, against the $35 billion Browse gas hub project.
Sea Shepherd strongly opposes the West Australian government's call for a shark cull following shark attacks in the state. The organisation's Australia director Jeff Hansen explains why.
Gladstone Harbour fishermen will be back on the water from midnight after authorities lifted a three-week ban sparked by the discovery of sick fish.
There is no need to panic over the spike in turtle deaths along Queensland's coast, an ecologist says.
Deborah Smith This dry season, the cycle of life has continued as normal for the flatback sea turtles that nest on Bare Sand Island, a deserted patch of sand dunes off the coast west of Darwin.
Four traditional owner groups have agreed not to hunt dugong for the next five years and limit their take of green turtles to 20 a year.
Calls to ban the traditional hunting of dugong and sea turtles are patronising and completely impractical, federal Environment Minister Tony Burke says.
United Nations experts will visit Queensland later this year amid concerns the booming LNG industry could threaten the Great Barrier Reef.
Conservation groups are far from pleased with draft sanctuaries for northern Australian waters.
Starving turtles and carcasses are washing up along the Queensland coast amid warning of a wildlife crisis on the Great Barrier Reef.
Melissa Lahoud GREEN turtles and dugongs have been on the global ''red list'' of threatened species for many years, but the situation is looking up for Australian populations as a community-based protection...