Fisheries & Water
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.
THE weather gods conspired to provide a rare chance to survey a remote and rarely visited section of north Kimberley reef recently, with footage that will inform the future study of reefs through climate change.
WHEN manta rays (Mobulidae) are sighted along Broome’s beautiful coast, there’s always great excitement and sharing of photos on social media. So a presentation by manta ray researchers visiting Broome in October, brought manta fans out in droves.
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.