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Daliah showed us people power still works. Let's take on big sugar

Daliah showed us people power still works. Let's take on big sugar

The next issue eight-year-old dynamo Daliah Lee should tackle on her way to becoming Prime Minister is the sugar content in many cereals.

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Monkey Mia beach group welcomes two new baby dolphins
Tourism

Monkey Mia beach group welcomes two new baby dolphins

The first was born a fortnight ago to beach regular Piccolo, and the new baby three days ago to new visitor Bliss.

  • by Emma Young
New artificial reef off Straddy to lure divers as sand mining finishes
Tourism

New artificial reef off Straddy to lure divers as sand mining finishes

A new artificial reef shaped like the Southern Cross has been sunk off Adder Rock on North Stradbroke Island to lure extra divers to the island as revenue from sand mining finishes in 2019.

  • by Tony Moore
French navy deploys albatrosses to detect illegal fishing
France

French navy deploys albatrosses to detect illegal fishing

Those illegally trawling the Indian Ocean now have cause to be wary of seabirds.

  • by David Chazan
'Headless chicken monster' filmed in Southern Ocean for the first time

'Headless chicken monster' filmed in Southern Ocean for the first time

Australian scientists have filmed a deep-sea cucumber known as the "headless chicken monster" in the Southern Ocean for the first time.

Scuttled ship Tobruk to stay on side in Queensland waters
Marine life

Scuttled ship Tobruk to stay on side in Queensland waters

The Queensland government says the scuttled ex-HMAS Tobruk will remain on its side after a report showed it could still be accessed by beginner divers.

  • by Christine Flatley
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WA jobs in the pipeline as kingfish farm tipped for Abrolhos waters
Jobs

WA jobs in the pipeline as kingfish farm tipped for Abrolhos waters

Major aquaculture company Huon has secured a lease to operate a large yellowtail kingfish farm off the Geraldton coast. 

  • by Emma Young
Waterwatch wants Canberrans to film carp breeding
Water

Waterwatch wants Canberrans to film carp breeding

They'll even give you a free t-shirt for your efforts.

Sea turtle found dead, tangled in plastic off NSW South Coast
Waste

Sea turtle found dead, tangled in plastic off NSW South Coast

We’ve all seen footage or images of plastics suffocating our oceans and marine life, but the tragic effects of this were seen first-hand by two beachgoers over the weekend.

  • by Madeline Crittenden
Dolphins coordinate with their partners to complete tasks
Evolution

Dolphins coordinate with their partners to complete tasks

A new study has found that dolphins coordinate precisely with each other to achieve goals.

Fishing lockouts 'off the table' after NSW government cops widespread backlash
Marine life

Fishing lockouts 'off the table' after NSW government cops widespread backlash

There will be no new fishing lockout zones along the NSW coast, as the state government scrapped a key element of its marine park strategy after it faced an substantial backlash from fishing groups.

  • by Lisa Visentin