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Life Below Water

USC, Christofer Clemente

5 mins

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The University of the Sunshine Coast presents an in-depth course on aquatic habitats and the amazing creatures that inhabit them, with a special reference to human impact on these essential ecosystems.


Life Below Water

Life Below Water

by USC


Earth relies on water for life to flourish and inhabit even the most inhospitable corners of the planet. There are mysteries of the underwater world that still endure, but today we know that aquatic habitats have been home to a myriad of extraordinary creatures for billions of years. With their peculiar lifecycles, interesting synergies, and remarkable adaptations, the organisms of the underwater world are in need of protection from human impact.

In this course, scientists and researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia share their knowledge of the aquatic world, giving a holistic view of its ecology and the severity of human impact.

Discover more about the intricacies of life in aquatic ecosystems, the numerous ecological services aquatic life offers, and the different ways human behavior affects it.

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Small actions taken by individuals can actually make a really big difference. So you can help by following the seven Rs of recycling. Recycle, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Regift, and Recover.

- Dr. Kathy Townsend, marine biologist, University of the Sunshine Coast

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