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    Complex marine forests collapsing into flat turf seascapes

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    27 July 2021

    Marine forests are collapsing into flattened seascapes of short turf algae across the globe.

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    Deep-sea sponges set to inspire future construction designs

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    A group of international researchers has shown that the unique skeletal structure of a deep-sea sponge can inspire the design of future skyscrapers.
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    Why big fish thrive in protected oceans

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    Big fish are harder to find in areas sprawling with human activity, unless you’re looking in no-take marine reserves.

An ocean traveller has even more vividly the impression that the ocean is made of waves than that it is made of water.

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington

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UWA Oceans Institute

The Oceans Institute nurtures an ecosystem of cross-disciplinary researchers and educators to serve the needs of the ocean community of Western Australia, the Indian Ocean and the world.

We are committed to supporting the scholarship of our blue planet for a better tomorrow.

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We pay our respects to the past and present Traditional Owners of the land on which our experts reside, the Whadjuk Nyoongar people of Western Australia, and to all the native peoples of the lands and seas on which our researchers work.

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