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Voyages of discovery News

by Pat, 3 August 2012 | 0 comments

Diagram of CSIRO's future research vessel, the Investigator.

About 70% of the world’s surface is covered by ocean. You don’t even need to live near the coast to be affected by the sea. The sea is an important source of food, its currents influence climate systems and a significant amount of the oxygen we breathe comes from phytoplankton in the ocean.

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Centenary of Australian Antarctic Expeditions News

by Pat, 3 February 2012 | 0 comments

Iceberg floating in the sea.

Sunday 8 January 2012 marked the 100th Anniversary of Douglas Mawson’s expedition arriving in Antarctica. This was the first of many research expeditions Australia would undertake to the frozen continent.

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