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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- Resistance & Resilience of Oysters
- The plight of the endemic weedy seadragon
- A Wall of Mouths
- Seaweed, environmental changes and disease
- "Do Holopneustes go with the flow?"
- Treadmills for Baby Lobsters
- White Seahorse
- Current and future threats to the biodiversity of Sydney Harbour – shifting studies of climate change from the laboratory into the harbour
- Artificial structures and non-indigenous species - the evil twins?
- Seagrass Friendly Moorings
- Encouraging Native Water Rats
- SEA-SERPENT Deep-Sea Research Program