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'Giant Pac-Man' prepares to eat into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

'Giant Pac-Man' prepares to eat into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The world's first bid to retrieve thousands of tonnes of plastic floating in giant ocean gyres has begun with the launch of a huge floating barrier.

  • by Peter Hannam

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'Gone too far': anglers spear government over proposed marine park
City life

'Gone too far': anglers spear government over proposed marine park

For spearfishing champions Ian Puckeridge and his daughter Lara, the Berejiklian government's plan to limit fishing at 25 key sites would put an unnecessary halt to a healthy pastime.

  • by Peter Hannam
Enormous deck proposed for Swan River
Planning

Enormous deck proposed for Swan River

A 100-metre long floating deck has been proposed for the Swan River. It will feature a huge swimming pool filled with chemical-free filtered river water.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Endangered hammerhead sharks die on baited hooks in Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

Endangered hammerhead sharks die on baited hooks in Great Barrier Reef

The images show two scalloped hammerhead sharks dangling lifelessly on drum lines used by the Queensland government under its shark control program.

Sydney's marine life turning troppo as coral, other species head south
Weather

Sydney's marine life turning troppo as coral, other species head south

Tropical corals have been found further south than ever before - and so are many other species as our waters warm.

  • by Peter Hannam
Angling for a marine park: poll finds support for coastal protection
Wildlife

Angling for a marine park: poll finds support for coastal protection

Backing for a proposed marine park reaches as high as 90 per cent in four coastal electorates, which supporters hope will counter opposition from angler groups.

  • by Peter Hannam
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Dead fish wash up on Port Phillip Bay beaches

Dead fish wash up on Port Phillip Bay beaches

Fish are reportedly washing up dead on Melbourne bayside beaches as the fallout from a toxic factory fire in West Footscray continues.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe
West Footscray fire: 'Chemical cocktail' could flow to bay beaches, EPA warns

West Footscray fire: 'Chemical cocktail' could flow to bay beaches, EPA warns

Toxic waste from the West Footscray factory fire may flow as far into Port Phillip Bay as Brighton, while Victoria's environment monitor says it could take weeks or months for a popular western suburbs waterway to return to normal following the enormous blaze. 

  • by Anthony Colangelo
Anglers unperturbed by warning of contamination from fire run-off

Anglers unperturbed by warning of contamination from fire run-off

Dozens of people gathered to fish at a popular Newport spot late on Friday despite warnings from authorities that the waterway was contaminated with chemicals following a massive factory fire in Melbourne's west.

  • by Sarah Emery
Scores of dead fish, eels wash up after Melbourne factory fire

Scores of dead fish, eels wash up after Melbourne factory fire

Authorities say chemicals and firefighting foam have entered the waterways, urging those near Stony Creek not to come into contact with the water.

  • by Simone Fox Koob, Melissa Cunningham, Sarah Emery, Benjamin Preiss & Noel Towell
Man who found baby Splash says we must all protect Swan River dolphins
Pollution

Man who found baby Splash says we must all protect Swan River dolphins

The man who found the body of Splash the dolphin calf floating near Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club on Monday has urged people to take better care of our Swan.

  • by Emma Young