Latest news from the region

DugongTHE RECENTLY announced marine park to be established at Horizontal Falls along with Kimberley marine parks at Camden Sound and Eighty Mile Beach, will involve joint management between the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) and Indigenous rangers.

Published in Fisheries & Water

Stone coreOPTICALLY-STIMULATED Luminescence (OSL) has confirmed the earliest datable human habitation at Lake Gregory, Kimberley.

seagrass123EDITH Cowan University is playing a crucial role in a massive new project, unveiled last month, which will help CSIRO to understand and estimate the potential of marine environments to capture and store blue carbon in Australia.

sugarcane ordTHE Frank Wise Institute of Tropical Agricultural Research, near Kununurra, is maintaining sugar cane stock in anticipation of new orders.

Published in Agriculture & Food

OrdRiverDamTHE recent release of 30,000 barramundi (Lates calcarifer) fingerlings into the Ord River Diversion Dam, as a service to recreational fishers, completes stage one of a four-year breeding project by the Kimberley Training Institute’s Broome campus.

Published in Fisheries & Water

shellNautilusA RECENT study has not only shed light on the charismatic Nautilus pompilius, but has also illustrated the success of using DNA barcoding as a tool to identify geographic origins, and to study population genetics and evolutionary biology.

Published in Fisheries & Water

Archaeology computingARCHAEOLOGISTS around the globe are gearing up for the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference next month, to be held in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time.

DirkH chuditchTHE WA government is planning to re-introduce 10 locally-extinct mammal species to Dirk Hartog Island, a former pastoral lease that is now a national park.

aboriginal todd_riverA NEW study has dispelled the belief that heart disease is higher among rural Indigenous populations than those in urban centres.

Published in Health & Medicine

Weed terminatorIT’S been described as the missing link in precision agriculture—and it could save the agricultural industry between $500 million and $1 billion annually.

Published in Agriculture & Food