18 Jun '12, 2pm

What Australia's Oceans Are Missing: Marine Scientists

What Australia's Oceans Are Missing: Marine Scientists

The how, where and why of various ocean conservation projects may constantly be up for debate, but one thing that seems to be certain, at least according to one marine scientist, is that Australia needs a whole lot more skilled researchers if it is going to make any progress at all in protecting its marine habitats. University of Western Australia reports, "On World Oceans Day... Chair of The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute Advisory Board, Dr Ian Poiner, said: "Our oceans need chemists, economists, engineers, geographers, mathematicians, microbiologists, modellers, physicists, statisticians and taxonomists. Unless we do something about this, we will not be able to get the full benefits from our vast marine estate... As our population increases and coastal and offshore development continues to expand, efficient use and wise management of our marine estate...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/what-austral...

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