Latest news from the region

SHARK Bay and the coastline off Karratha and Perth may be popular eateries for whale sharks (Rhincodon typus), satellite tracking has revealed.

Published in Fisheries & Water

Coorow was a hotbed of innovation and climate science at the Productive Farming Futures Forum.

SCIENTISTS working to return abalone to a once-flourishing population on the notoriously wild coastline north of Kalbarri have enjoyed their first major success—with new juvenile abalone recruits popping up in the region.

Published in Fisheries & Water

THE coral wonderlands of the Abrolhos Islands off the Mid West coast, and the fishing industries that rely on them, are at worse risk of damage from climate change than previously thought.

Published in Fisheries & Water

LOOK at the world-renowned stromatolites protruding from saline seas at Hamelin Pool in Shark Bay and you could be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about.

THIS week UWA’s Dr Ana Sequeira shares her insights into a new way to transfer models developed for the Great Barrier Reef to WA’s Ningaloo Reef in order to expedite research efforts and make funding stretch even further.

Published in Perspectives

EVIDENCE of early humans dining on the eggs of Australia’s now extinct giant flightless bird may start to resolve the longstanding debate over what caused this and other megafauna’s demise on this continent.

A HEALTH check of beaches near Geraldton has revealed northern areas closer to the port are severely eroded while the southern beaches are quite stable.

IF YOU’RE faced with your own mortality you would do nearly anything to improve your chances of survival, right? So too for a species of seagrass called Posidonia australis that grows in Shark Bay.

Published in Fisheries & Water

BEES are one of the hardest working animals on the planet, yet the average worker bee only produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.

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