Fisheries & Water

THEY may be tiny in size but microplastics are becoming a big problem for marine ecosystems, according to UWA Albany researcher Dr Harriet Paterson.

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A SEAGRASS commonly found along WA’s coast could be an important tool in a decades-long battle against erosion in Albany, a preliminary study by UWA has found.

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BEING more waterwise could be the first step we can all make towards helping two endangered WA freshwater fish species battle for survival during climate change.

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A REFERENCE collection of potential invasive marine species in WA, which forms part of a system for identifying pests via their genetic material, has been hailed as a marine biosecurity world first.

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THE freshwater mussel Westralunio carteri has vanished from nearly half its former range, prompting the bivalves entry onto WA’s threatened species listing.

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A COMMUNITY marine monitoring project is using underwater video technology to survey fish species on shallow reef systems off Albany.

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MURDOCH University researchers have discovered the range of one of WA’s rarest freshwater fish could have declined by 25 per cent.

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A THREE-year study conducted in the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park has provided comprehensive insights into large bivalves (molluscs).

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MURDOCH University researchers have discovered two new populations of a rare freshwater fish species near Denmark which are providing invaluable data for conservation efforts and enhancing the species' survival prospects.

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WA SCIENTISTS are the first to observe and document juvenile trout minnow (Galaxias truttaceus Valenciennes 1846) successfully negotiating a vertical weir wall by modifying their swimming technique to 'climb' and 'jump' over the obstacle during their upstream migration to freshwater habitats.

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