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Australian Great White Sharks Are Actually Two Distinct Species
2012-06-05 11:14:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Despite inhabiting the same waters, two populations of Great White sharks living in the coastal waters of Australia are genetically distinct, according to a new study published in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series. The two groups of Great Whites, or white sharks, are separated by the Bass Strait, a stretch of water between the Australian mainland and Tasmania to the south. The research team, led by Dean Blower from the University of Queensland, used...

2012-02-22 14:56:57

Deep-diving ocean "gliders" have revealed the journey of Bass Strait water from the Tasman Sea to the Indian Ocean. Deployed in 2010 and 2011, the gliders have also profiled a 200-metre tall wall of water at the core of long-lived ocean eddies formed from the East Australian Current.The study, by University of Technology Sydney and CSIRO oceanographers, revealed the value of new sensors being deployed by Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System. "We're getting a terrific amount of...

2008-07-28 06:01:14

ExxonMobil has announced that its Gippsland Basin joint venture company, which includes its subsidiary Esso Australia, will invest $1.1 billion to develop more than 270 million oil-equivalent barrels from the Turrum field in the Bass Strait, offshore southeast Australia. The development follows the recent announcement of $1 billion in funding to develop natural gas from the Kipper field, also in the Bass Strait. Esso Australia is the Turrum field operator and holds 50% interest with BHP...

2008-07-25 12:01:14

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) announced today the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture, which includes its subsidiary, Esso Australia, will invest $1.1 billion to develop more than 270 million oil-equivalent barrels from the Turrum field in the Bass Strait, offshore southeast Australia. The development follows the recent announcement of $1 billion in funding to develop natural gas from the Kipper field, also in the Bass Strait. Esso Australia is the Turrum field operator and holds 50...

2008-07-25 06:00:41

International primary resource company BHP Billiton has approved an expenditure of $625 million for the full field development of the Turrum oil and gas field, a significant hydrocarbon resource in the Gippsland Basin, offshore the Australian state of Victoria. The Turrum development will produce new supplies of natural gas and liquids through new and existing Bass Strait facilities. Turrum is part of the Gippsland Basin joint venture in which BHP Billiton and ExxonMobil subsidiary and...


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