Fisheries & Water

whaleshark.jpg FRESH funding has turned the tide for whale shark investigator Dr Mark Meekan, allowing him to expand his research into why females are shying away from the Ningaloo Marine Park.

MURDOCH University is receiving $20 million from the federal government to host Australia’s new National Centre of Excellence in Desalination.

THE recent signing of a $2 million marine science agreement by the University of Western Australia has been welcomed as an important step in improving the sustainability of local ocean resources.

MORE than 5000 WA marine species, some with cancer-killing and other medical and industrial potentials, will be housed in a newly-opened facility in Perth.

PERTH researchers are working to mimic the way salts and fluids pass through the cells of the human body in order to develop better and cheaper ways of making drinking water through desalination.