Fisheries & Water
THE incidence of marine pests in Albany’s King George Sound will be examined for first time this summer in research by a UWA plant biology and Oceans Institute PhD student.
THE biodegradability of soft plastic fishing lures has been called into question, following research by Albany Senior High School students.
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.