Latest news from the region

Australia's northern coast is littered with pearling heritage that goes back thousands of years and this heritage should be documented, preserved and respected.

The West Kimberley is one of the last 'mega diverse' places in tropical Australia to be invaded by cane toads, and researchers are working hard to reduce the cane toad's devastating impacts on the wildlife in the region.

A NEW species of spider crab has been named, more than 50 years after the first specimen was lodged at the Western Australian Museum.

Published in Fisheries & Water

IT DOESN'T take a science degree to know that dogs like chasing cats. 

CORE samples from north Kimberley springs may provide rock art scientists with a timeline of the region's climate history to help figure out why there was a sudden changes in cave painting styles.

On a sublime, starry, evening, with a backdrop of the ebb and flow of a Kimberley macrotide across the mudflats of Roebuck Bay, an astronomer and oceanographer joined together for National Science Week, to explain why the Kimberley boasts the second largest tidal movements in the world.

With an enthusiastic audience of over 70, geomorphologist Dr Mick O’Leary from Curtin University gave his presentation, intriguingly named: Corals, canaries and cockroaches: A natural history of coral reefs on June 29, as part of the Science on the Broome Coast series.

Hats off to sea turtles

28/06/2016 - 15:22

Did you know, sea turtles have evolved special ‘homing’ abilities, which will see them return to precisely the same beach where they hatched after 30 to 50 years?

IMPROVED bush burning methods by Indigenous Rangers in the East Kimberley have been hailed for the resurgence of Gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae) in the region.

PUBLIC health agencies could be better equipped to predict and manage mosquito-borne virus outbreaks in high-risk areas like the Kimberley and Pilbara thanks to a world first model produced by local researchers.

Published in Health & Medicine
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