Latest news from the region

mining blokesA GENDER specific mental health program focused on getting blokes to “open-up” is making its way to Western Australia.

Published in Industry & Resources

Murky coralRESEARCH by the Australian Institute of Marine Science has discovered that proposed dredging works along the WA coast could severely impact certain coral species found in local waters.

Published in Fisheries & Water

Photo Jane_Fyfe_01A KIMBERLEY archaeologist is studying the Bunuba and Goonyandi rock art using digitally-enhanced photography to expose images in underlying layers of paint without causing any damage.

hand dreamtimeA SCREENING tool assessing indigenous mental health is being validated and will be ready for distribution across the country this year.

spinifexWA Museum’s herpetology curator says scientists are yet to describe several species of Australia’s smallest gecko (Crenadactylus sp.).

flukeAN independent humpback whale survey undertaken in partnership between the Goojarr Goonyool Aboriginal Corporation and the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) has gathered data confirming that Pender Bay in the Kimberley is an important birthing, mating and resting ground for humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae).

Published in Fisheries & Water

FIFO satisfactionWESTERN Australian researchers are looking for fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers, their partners and families to take part in a study looking at issues leading to long term satisfaction in their work.

Published in Social Science

clown fishDNA tracking has been used to monitor the effect of marine sanctuaries on stocks at nearby fisheries.

Published in Fisheries & Water

National Sic_weekNATIONAL Science Week 2012 in gearing up in a fortnight with Western Australia boasting the highest number of events happening in the country.

Gibb River_RoadTHE WA Museum’s herpetology curator Dr Paul Doughty has just taken part in a birds and geckos survey of the Kimberley’s Gibb River Road.