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Cattle waterholeECOLOGISTS are studying the influence of cattle on the ability of flora and fauna in northern tropical floodplain waterholes to regenerate after drought.

seagrassmonitorSCIENTISTS researching light stress indicators in seagrass have gathered and analysed international research in the field to narrow-down 119 variables to 19 robust bioindicators of light stress that can be incorporated into monitoring programs. 

Published in Fisheries & Water

ASKAPUNIVERSITIES have welcomed Premier Colin Barnett’s move to raise the profile of science within government by taking ministerial responsibility for science policy.

Roebuck Bay Working Group

10/04/2013 - 11:00

In the coastal town of Broome this year, the award winning Roebuck Bay Working Group (RBWG) is using a novel approach to marry up marine biodiversity with gardening.

MangarrSerasalsiaTHE WA Government has listed an ecological community on Broome’s outskirts as Priority 1 PEC (Priority Ecological Community).

CoralGarden scottreefTWELVE years after a catastrophic mass bleaching, WA’s Scott Reef has made a remarkable recovery.

Published in Fisheries & Water

MantaRayKCFILTER feeding manta rays provided astounding performances off Broome’s coast over Easter, with the more commonly occurring white manta performing continuous backward, mid-water somersaults close to the coast as the tide peaked.


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smartphone flowerTRADITIONAL owners are using a unique software program that collects environmental and cultural data to contribute to the land management and conservation of the desert rangelands areas in WA.

RoebuckbayTireTrackA Murdoch University marine scientist has just commenced an aerial survey of the western Kimberley coast.

Crater goatpaddockTWO WA scientists have published a study based on analyses of impact-molten rock samples from the 76-million-year-old Lappajärvi crater in Finland, and now they are shifting their focus to craters much closer to home.

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