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TC Niran’s cold core eddy heading for Lizard Island

Madeleine Cahill

14 March, 2021

Tropical Cyclone Niran circled in a small region off Cairns for 4-5 days as it developed from a tropical storm to a Category 2 tropical cyclone before intensifying as it sped southeast. When a cyclone...

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,...