Latest news from the region

Written by Kandy Curran, Roebuck Bay Working Group Project Coordinator

1. Tom Harley in Magabala Botanical Park. IMG 3066  Kandy Curran1The new Magabala Botanical Park, that few in Broome have yet to discover, drew an enthusiastic crowd during National Science Week.

aquatic carniverousplantA LOCAL ecologist says aquatic plants in the Kimberley’s arid tropics have evolved to cope with harsh and unusual conditions.

Dugong climatemammalsCLIMATE change will threaten the survival of marine mammals according to researchers investigating the impact of rising air and sea surface temperatures on Australia’s ocean dwelling mammals.

Published in Fisheries & Water

seacucumber fisheryRESEARCH measuring sea cucumber populations in WA’s Scott Reef fishery has suggested an improved way of estimating exploitation rates.

Published in Fisheries & Water

GiwionGiwionart datingAN interdisciplinary research team will be applying a suite of complementary dating techniques to eastern Kimberley rock art sites.

pregnant RHDTHIRTY-four hospitals in Western Australia are participating in the nation’s most extensive study into rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy.

Published in Health & Medicine

lakeArgyleTHE CSIRO has been monitoring air quality at Lake Argyle in the Kimberley, and in Darwin and Jabiru in the Northern Territory, for 10 years.

ningalooreef seasimWA’s marine environment, researchers and the offshore oil and gas industry are set to benefit from new insights provided by a national sea simulator launched at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in Townsville on Thursday.

Published in Fisheries & Water

pharmacy-PBSA COLLABORATIVE study has investigated how increases in patient co-payments to medications on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), affects medicine use in different geographical areas.

Published in Health & Medicine

Waterhole KimberleyAN INTER-disciplinary team has been developing a model to assess the likely ecological consequences of changing water-management practices in the central Kimberley.