How to ID a sea sponge

With more than 8,700 known species worldwide, sea sponges (phylum Porifera) are difficult to identify but Flinders University researchers have developed a new identification protocol.

Seaweed project makes a splash

CSIRO senior scientists will join forces with Flinders researchers to bring a new health product from the lab to market.

Marine biotech looks to new frontiers

Demand for marine bioresources such as algae, sea cucumber, squid, chitin and collagen are growing for use in health foods, functional products, drugs and industrial biomaterials, a Flinders symposium has heard.

Seaweed research steps up pace

South Australia’s rich marine environment will yield more value-added products under a new research agreement between Flinders University and one of China’s largest seaweed product companies.

Cracking the sea cucumber code

The export value of Australian Holothurians (better known as humble sea cucumbers) is rising after Flinders researchers start to unravel their nutritional and medicinal value.