Latest news from the region

THE first study to assess animal welfare outcomes from helicopter shootings has shown the method is a humane tool for reducing overabundant camel populations across Australia.

AUSTRALIAN bats developed a high-speed flying technology some 50 million years before aircraft engineers, according to Department of Parks and Wildlife zoologist Norm McKenzie.

A PAPER summarising a 20-year study into Ordovician-Late Devonian microfauna has revealed new histological data aiding taxonomy and palaeographic reconstructions.

TRACES of iron that are breathed in along with other particulate matter may not be as harmless to lung function as previously thought, according to research involving UWA.

Published in Health & Medicine

EVIDENCE showing tsunamis or other waves caused by cyclones have previously reached more than 10m above sea level in WA, has raised questions about the capacity of coastal infrastructure according to a study of the Pilbara coast.

Published in Fisheries & Water

APPLIED mathematicians have been computer modelling fish stocks in a study of the Ningaloo Reef.

Published in Fisheries & Water

ARACHNOLOGISTS have described four ‘new’ mouse spider species after a review of specimens in the WA Museum collection.

WA RESEARCHERS believe they are first to develop a model for accurately estimating local water temperature in near real-time for marine protected areas (MPAs).

Published in Fisheries & Water

Palaeontologist and Western Australian Museum Curator Dr Mikael Siversson presented ‘The Wild West Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous’ at the Karratha Library and at St Luke’s College on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th June. 

SENTINEL chicken flocks in northern WA have tested positive for the deadly mosquito borne viruses Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) and Kunjin, prompting a public health warning in mid-June.

Published in Health & Medicine
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