Latest news from the region
RESEARCH 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.
A 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.
A SCREENING tool assessing indigenous mental health is being validated and will be ready for distribution across the country this year.
WA Museum’s herpetology curator says scientists are yet to describe several species of Australia’s smallest gecko (Crenadactylus sp.).
AN 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).
WESTERN 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.
DNA tracking has been used to monitor the effect of marine sanctuaries on stocks at nearby fisheries.
NATIONAL Science Week 2012 in gearing up in a fortnight with Western Australia boasting the highest number of events happening in the country.
THE 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.
A CURTIN University lecturer’s research on what builds resilience in successful Aboriginal people is being implemented into Indigenous health programs.