Latest news from the region

AT 750 years old one could be forgiven for having a few ailments but a recent health check of King's Park's mighty boab tree Gija Jumulu has revealed the popular tourist attraction is in perfect health.

AUSTRALIA’S iconic Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is currently suffering from the most severe bleaching in its history—but how are WA’s less well-known reefs coping during this crisis? 

Published in Perspectives

Surrounded by a striking display of indigenous artworks from the Kimberley, four social scientists from Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia presented their research findings on April 4th, to an enthusiastic Broome audience.

DEMAND for WA’s native plant seeds is increasing for purposes ranging from revegetating former mine sites to high-end restaurants which use Aboriginal food plants in their cuisine.

THE myriad of shorebirds which forage on Roebuck Bay’s mud flats, and which have long been a hit with visitors and birdwatchers, have been declining over recent years, and researchers have just figured out why.

AS SOMEONE who once envisaged a career path as an economist, Lesley Gibson certainly never anticipated the places that she’d go on to work.

YOU’VE heard about counting the rings inside a tree trunk to determine their age and growth rates, right?

THE Kimberley’s resident dolphin populations seem to be homebodies who stay in the same area year-in year-out and also avoid mixing with their neighbours, according to research into how the mammals live.

Published in Fisheries & Water

A PHOTO of Roebuck Bay just south of Broome, snapped by a curious astronaut on the International Space Station, has called into question the origin of some of the region’s highly-unusual parallel tidal creeks.

NATIVE reptiles in the remote East Kimberley have been taught by scientists and Indigenous Rangers to avoid dining on toxic cane toads (Rhinella marina), which would otherwise make for the natural predator’s last meal.

Page 1 of 44