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To celebrate NAIDOC Week, ScienceNetwork WA invited a number of local scientists to talk about the science within Indigenous culture, heritage and communities. Today, Reader in Kimberley Rock Art Sven Ouzman explores one of the world's greatest art treasures, through the Rock Art Dating Project.

THREE months ago, a 72-year-old Gerry Allen clung to a lifeboat in the South China Sea watching the boat on which he had been travelling to his next job descend to a watery grave.

Published in Fisheries & Water

CUTTING-EDGE three dimensional printing technology has produced a plastic model representing the land surface and underground water systems across 3.5 million hectares of the La Grange groundwater allocation area, south of Broome.

Published in Agriculture & Food

THIS week the WA Museum’s Dr Zoe Richards considers the importance of examining the Kimberley with a fine tooth comb in an effort to gather marine biodiversity data to inform decision making.

Published in Perspectives

A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY team is closely monitoring the Kimberley’s coastal and estuarine environment to better understand how present levels of organic nitrogen and carbon play a role in sustaining marine productivity.

Published in Fisheries & Water

Three filmmaking workshops have been held in Broome, to help budding filmmakers develop the technical and creative skills required to produce a short film for the inaugural MUD AND SALTwater SHORT FILM FEST in September this year.  

THE discovery of a highly diverse coral community in a harsh but untouched marine environment in the Kimberley has sparked new hope for the future of coral reefs and prompted scientists to rethink factors that promote coral reef survival.

Published in Fisheries & Water

For the past twenty years Chris Hassell has been studying the migratory shorebirds of Roebuck Bay and Eighty Mile Beach, with the aim of unravelling their unique biology. 

LINGUISTICS and genetics have been used to prove that the boab tree (Adansonia gregorii) was spread through the Kimberley by ancient Aboriginal peoples.

A CHANCE find on Broome’s Cable Beach in 2012 led researchers from the University of Adelaide and Charles Darwin University to find several specimens of two north western Australian sea snakes not seen since 2001.

Published in Fisheries & Water
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