The Waterbug app - don't judge a bug by its cover

04 December 2019

Bugs – they're not for everyone, especially those hardcore arachnophobes who generally jump and run at the mere sight of one. Or so I've heard.


NRM NOrth Tamar

Muddying the waters – managing sedimentation in the kanamaluka / Tamar Estuary

28 October 2019

Anyone living in or around Launceston would be familiar with the flood of controversy surrounding the quality of water in the kanamaluka / Tamar estuary. But a new report has shown water



Bootylicious spiders and vampire vines

28 February 2019

As part of the Expedition of Discovery, TMAG scientists recently visited Musselroe Wind Farm looking for new and threatened species. The wind-swept sand dunes of Tasmania's North-East did not disappoint.


A galaxiid specimen

The Hydropower Guide to the Galaxiids

13 December 2018

This is an amazing story of survival in the complex universe that exists in the fresh waterways we manage. It’s not to be confused with the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy which is a completely different story in a much larger universe. The two are similar only in that they contain important lessons about life, the universe and everything, so make yourself a solid cup of tea and don’t forget your towel.


Rapidly flowing river

Meet our climate drivers

14 November 2018

We generate clean energy from water, so we really like to know how much it's going to rain. While the weather can change a lot from day to day its general trend is driven by the climate. Here in Tasmania there are three major climate drivers, let's meet them.


A half submersed hand holding baby eels

The eel deal

24 August 2018

Eels are amazing creatures, instinctively swimming up rivers to mature. That gets complicated when they get confronted with the wall of a hydro dam that’s about 30 metres high. But our aquatic scientists have come up with a novel solution.