This is the blog space for 2305ENV, the Griffith University course that takes a unique approach to exposing B.Sc. (Marine Science) students to some of the major global environmental challenges of our time (e.g.; Climate change; Habitat and biodiversity loss; Underwater noise; Marine litter, Plastic and Chemical pollution).

This blog provides a platform to share the field experiences of each graduating class; publishing selected blogs written by 2305ENV students relating to contemporary nature protection challenges, and for inspiring our future generations of Marine Scientists.

Latest posts

Not So Nutritious: how microplastics are polluting the diet of manta rays and whale sharks – By Jessell Minchin-Stephens

Plastic, it is impossible to escape. Almost every single activity you have undertaken today will have included some sort of plastic. Your toothbrush, phone case,… Read More

Maternal offloading in elasmobranchs – the invisible killer affecting future generations of marine megafauna – By Jasmine Rasmussen

One area of science that often fails to reach public emotional interest is ecotoxicology. The bioaccumulation of toxic trace elements and persistent organic pollutants (POPs)… Read More

2020 Field Trips

2020 saw a record number of enrollments in Marine Megafauna; Sentinels of the Sea and we worked hard to ensure that the all-time favourite whale… Read More

Keepers of the Kelp – Star Allen (ENV2305 Class of 2019)

When most people think of sea otters, they think about the cute and cuddly nature of the species. Whilst there is no denying their charming… Read More

‘Hatuna Matata’ or is there no worries? The Over-fishing of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna – Jordan Stocker-Hoida (2018 ENV2305 Student)

Over-fishing is possibly humankind’s greatest threat to the marine environment, the ‘Unnatural History of the Sea’ by Callum Roberts tells us that much. The seas… Read More

Temperature Dependant Mortality in Turtle Hatchlings on the Rise – Joshua Glen (2017 ENV2305 student)

Turtle species that exhibit Temperature Dependant Sex Determination are increasingly threatened by rising temperatures. New research points to higher temperatures being responsible for increasing mortality… Read More

ENV2305 Becomes a Core Course in the Griffith University Marine Sciences B.Sc. Degree

2018 saw ENV2305 become a core course of the Griffith University Marine Sciences B.Sc. degree, running throughout trimester 2. With an increase in student numbers,… Read More

Class of 2017!

Class of 2017 On the 23rd and 24th of October, the 2305ENV class of 2017 undertook their field work on glorious North Stradbroke Island. Read More

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