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Modelling Australia’s Oceans

Modelling Australia’s Oceans

[Music playing] (Dr. Beth Fulton) The oceans are really important to Australia. There’s a couple of reasons. You know, economically they’re about 5% of our GDP, with oil and gas coming in at about half of that. Tourism’s about $11 billion, with fisheries and aquaculture about $3.4 billion. And then there’s ports and shipping. Globally …

What is biodiversity and why is it important?

What is biodiversity and why is it important?

[Music plays] (Dr. Steve Morton) Biodiversity is the web of life. Biodiversity is the full variety of all the species that you see in the natural environment around you, like these witchetty bushes and Eremophilas. All those species across the face of the earth make up biodiversity. And it’s not just species; it’s also the …