Latest news from the region

NOT all endangered Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) were made equal with recent research finding certain local turtle embryos can automatically cope with environmental heat better than others.

EFFORTS to restore Shark Bay’s seagrass meadows by transplanting Posidonia australis at the edge of existing meadows are being hampered because resident fish are using the new seagrass as fast food.

Published in Fisheries & Water

WHAT is the secret to inspiring the next generation of scientists? According to creative scientist Gary Cass, the winning formulae for innovation and sustainable change is creativity.

THE frisky male jewel beetles (Julidomorpha saundersi), which made headlines in the 1980s for attempting to mate with discarded beer stubbies, seem to be at it again—only this time they are targeting fluoro-coloured safety equipment.

SEA turtles are often thought of as majestic and serene and without a care in the world, but their numbers are dwindling around the world. To safeguard sea turtles who call WA home the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program are preparing to tag as many turtles as possible to better understand their behaviour and to keep them safe.

Published in Perspectives

SCIENTISTS have used drones to chronicle migrating whales off the WA coast, revealing that lactating and adult humpbacks (Megaptera novaeangliae) suffer a decline in body condition during the southern migratory season.

Published in Fisheries & Water

SCIENTISTS working on the extensive Bush Blitz species documentation program have added another two flora species to the ever-expanding record of WA flora species.

UNDERSTANDING how WA plants live and thrive in a certain soil type has been the focus of a recent review by scientists and the findings may help rehabilitate the environment, especially mined areas.

THE WA nature conservation community is abuzz with excitement with the rediscovery of black-flanked rock-wallabies (Petrogale lateralis lateralis) in Kalbarri National Park after two decades of presumed local extinction.

WA NATURE lovers daunted by the cost of electric exclusion fencing and other methods of protecting threatened species from predators may be interested to know of another, perhaps cheaper, method of combating pests practised by desert Aborigines.

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