Current research projects
Sydney Harbour is one of the most biologically diverse harbours in the world. It is home to over 570 species of fish, 3600 invertebrates including dozens of Australian endemic species, and many thousands of species of often unique marine microbes. SIMS scientists are expanding our knowledge of this immense biodiversity across these and other taxa, using both traditional and modern molecular techniques for classification and identification.
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- Artificial structures and non-indigenous species - the evil twins?
- Seagrass Friendly Moorings
- Encouraging Native Water Rats
- SEA-SERPENT Deep-Sea Research Program
- Effects of Coastal Pollution on Native Ecosystems
- Understanding changes in fish communities caused by global warming
- Environmental Stress, Chemical Defences and Disease in the Habitat Forming Kelp Ecklonia Radiata
- Importance of habitat forming species for coastal biodiversity
- Mass Coral Spawn
- Gut Microbiota of Antarctic Seals
- Tracking within the Blue Planet
- Offshore Artificial Reefs