Maritime safety standards in Australia are compromised and putting lives at risk because the peak regulator is too busy "processing paperwork" and not checking unsafe vessels, a new report by an international marine organisation alleges.
They can store carbon 40 times faster than rainforests. So what are blue carbon reserves?
Rock lobster often turns into shock lobster for diners with prices of the prized crustacean getting up to $100 a kilogram, but this Christmas there will be far more lobster available and prices are set to fall.
Today the vulnerable and endangered dugong is a protected species, but once upon a time hunters slaughtered the marine animal for its meat and oil in a thriving commercial industry based in Queensland.
A Berejiklian Government MP has revolted against his own party's policy, backing his "local fishing community" over his Government's plan to introduce 25 new marine park sites across the state.
The small coastal community of Tin Can Bay, just two hours north of Brisbane, has a unique bond with a pod of wild dolphins unlike anywhere else in Australia.
The great northern whale migration resulted in some spectacular viewing for whale watchers off the West Australian coastline.
Australia's commitment to the Great Barrier reef is well known, but ocean health goes beyond the preservation of this famous marine ecosystem. As a wealthy island nation, with the third largest marine jurisdiction on earth, we are in a unique position to help, write Mellissa Wood and Elwyn Grainger-Jones.
A New South Wales dolphin marine park agrees to take part in a feasibility study that could see its captive dolphins moved into an offshore sea pen.
There is a hidden desert along the east coast of Australia that has conservationists and the seafood industry concerned.