Latest news from the region

WA PLANT biologists are spearheading a campaign to have sandplains from Shark Bay to Esperance awarded UNSECO World Heritage status.

To kick-off Perspectives for 2015 the WA Museum's Dr Ian MacLeod looks to WA shipwrecks, including the infamous Batavia wreck, to learn how ocean conditions have influenced the rate of corrosion of marine relics.

Published in Perspectives

LONG-term studies in the Murchison and Goldfields have revealed populations of the aromatic sandalwood tree (Santalum spicatum) are at risk of dying out in some areas.

A WORLD first study tracking wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax) via GPS satellite transmitters has led one researcher into uncharted territory after a female appeared to have her partner stolen by a new bird, challenging a long-held belief that this species mates for life.

PLANT height is a stronger predictor of fuel load than fuel age in diverse shrublands, a West Australian study has found.

FERAL cats arrived on Dirk Hartog Island in two separate waves, but are now reproductively isolated, according to genetic analysis.

PRELIMINARY sampling at a Mid West shale outcrop has turned up one of the most diverse collections of early Triassic fossils ever recorded.

SPANGLED emperor (Lethrinus nebulosus) within the Ningaloo Marine Park have been found to move outside the sanctuary's boundary a year after being tagged—presenting possible implications for shoreline fishing rules.

Published in Fisheries & Water

ARCHAEOLOGIST Carly Monks will excavate caves near Leeman, in WA’s Mid West, to find signs of human activity dating back 6,000 years to the mid-Holocene period.

A PHD candidate is chemically analysing coins from centuries-old sunken ships to determine their origin.

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