Fisheries & Water
WESTERN Australian researchers are conducting a global initiative to evaluate the importance of sharks for conservation and economic development, in a bid to slow global declines in shark numbers.
AN INVASIVE fish species currently occupying the Chapman River is being monitored in research exploring the effectiveness of different capture methods.
THE immense diversity of sponge species in West Australian waters has been celebrated at the 9th World Sponge Conference earlier this month.
LOCAL researchers have presented the first quantitative evidence to support the perception that accessibility to ephemeral (transitory) rivers in WA’s north may impact the abundance of some fish species.
THE WA coastline is well known for banks of marine vegetation called ‘beach wrack’ that accumulates on beaches—but its role in coastal ecosystem health is not completely understood.
SEA snake populations at Ashmore Reef, a biodiversity hotspot off the Kimberley's coast, have dropped dramatically in numbers with some common species disappearing altogether, according to recent research.
WHILE Dirk Hartog Island is the southernmost rookery for loggerhead turtles, UWA and Murdoch University biologists say climate change may ultimately lead to the species nesting successfully on beaches further south.