Australian Marine Parks

Tuesday 18 June 2024

Ever wondered what the weird and wonderful inhabitants of Australia’s Marine National Parks look like?

Scientists are developing an easy access, high-quality catalogue of media-ready content to put a face to the unique and quirky organisms that call the deep reefs of Australia’s southern Marine Parks home.

Led by scientists from the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and the University of Western Australia’s The Ocean’s Institute, the project is designed to bring the science of our marine parks to life.

Funded through the Australian Government’s Our Marine Parks Grants, the ongoing project has generated thousands of short video highlights from ongoing monitoring efforts of Australian Marine Parks by scientists around southern Australia. It has also leveraged the Integrated Marine Observing Systems (IMOS) Understanding of Marine Imagery Facility platform, SQUIDLE+, to generate highlight still imagery from autonomous underwater vehicles and other platforms supported by the facility.

All interactive content is publicly available through Seamap Australia.

Keep revisiting Seamap Australia in the coming months to see what else appears.