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Drifting to shore

Amandine Schaeffer, Neil Malan (Coastal and Regional Oceanography Lab, UNSW)

22 February, 2021

For centuries, drifting bottles have been used to map ocean currents, building our understanding of how objects and organisms travel with the flow. In modern times, these drifters are floating buoys, with...

The January 2021 ‘Marine Heatwave’ off Southern NSW

David Griffin

3 February, 2021

On 23 January, locals reported “extraordinary water temps at Bar Beach Narooma of up to 24 degrees this week” to the ABC. Let’s look at some imagery, starting two weeks back (Fig. 1), or even better,...

Launceston to Hobart Currents

Jessica Sweeney, David Griffin & Bernadette Sloyan

24 December, 2020

The race from Sydney has been cancelled, but the fleet racing from Launceston to Hobart remain on track to depart on the 27th of December. This race involves not just the winds, waves and ocean currents,...