Latest news from the region

rareearthelementsRESEARCHERS and miners have collaborated to characterise rare earth element (REE) patterns and concentrations in the east Kimberley's Browns Range, producing an important model for its exploration in comparable terrains.

Published in Industry & Resources

DolphinSnubfinChristyHarringtonALMOST everyone has a unique dolphin story to regale if they spend time on the coast of the Dampier Peninsula where inshore dolphins regularly cavort.

Published in Fisheries & Water

IndigenousSurveyA KIMBERLEY Indigenous ranger group has been training to perform scientific vegetation surveys.

Bradshawrockart KimberleyNEW research has attributed the change between particular rock art styles in the Kimberley to a climate shift thousands of years ago, which indicates the demise of a society of early humans and the emergence of their successors.

rock wallabyTHE World Wildlife Fund and Indigenous rangers have commenced a survey of three Kimberley rock wallaby species.

Sugarbagbee copyrightmark-berkery_resizeTHE Kings Park Botanic Garden’s science director is leading a team studying the ecology and physiology of the wild sugarbag bee (Austroplebeia essingtoni).

helicopter AnnaSimonsenTRADITIONAL Owners are helping scientists from UWA and CSIRO conduct a genetic survey of insects in Kimberley vine thickets for bio-molecular analysis in bulk—a technique that comes under the heading of ‘eco-genomics’.

Ningalooreef coralRESEARCH by the UWA Oceans Institute at Ningaloo Reef has challenged conventional assumptions about coral health indicators.

Published in Fisheries & Water

Roebuck invertebrate_peterStrainSTANDING still on the tidal mudflats of Roebuck Bay is an amazing experience—the soft, squishy mud under your feet is likely to be crawling with invertebrates that are either hunting for food or escaping the bills of hungry shorebirds.

sponge dredgingTHE WA Environmental Protection Agency have pulled together major players from science and industry to initiate a program, run by the WA Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), that will help manage the effects of dredging.

Published in Fisheries & Water