Latest news from the region

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

SUNSHINE beats down on north-west WA in abundance. Why then, has there been such a limited take up of solar energy in remote communities?

Published in Energy

Secrets of marine stingers

12/05/2016 - 09:40

Real life stories of life threatening jellyfish stings in Australian waters had the audience wide eyed and perched on the edge of their seats in Broome.

FOR just a few precious days every year a few lucky people can glance 66 million years into the past as the surf rolls back low enough on the Kimberley coast to reveal the wonderland of dinosaur footprints on its rocky ocean platforms.

WESTERN Australia is home to the world’s oldest-known axe, with a stone fragment previously recovered near Derby proving to be 10,000 years older than axes found in other parts of the world.

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