Fisheries & Water

HUMPBACK whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) on their annual migration along WA’s coast are facing pressure from both reduced food availability because of climate change and being disturbed by mining and boats, according to two studies.

RESEARCH at Ningaloo Reef has found fish species targeted by fishermen, such as trevally and north west snapper, as well as some non-target species tend to be larger and more abundant if they reside in sanctuary zones in the region.

USING cutting-edge genomic analyses researchers are investigating how the Kimberley marine environment’s unique conditions affect organism movement in the region.

A COMMUNITY marine monitoring project is using underwater video technology to survey fish species on shallow reef systems off Albany.

Hawaiian spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) driven out of sheltered bays by human activity at the popular tourist destination are unlikely to rest elsewhere, according to recent research.

AS PART of Big Data Week (April 20-26), ScienceNetwork WA invited the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to share some of its insights on big data through a five-part series. Today, read about how the Western Australian Marine Science Institute (WAMSI) is meeting big data needs across all forms of marine research in WA.

MARINE scientists are using results from a recent reef study at Tallon Island, north of Broome, to develop predictive models for use on other reef systems in the Kimberley.

INSHORE corals may be better able to cope with natural and human-induced sediment resuspension events than previously thought, according to a local researcher.

MURDOCH University researchers have discovered the range of one of WA’s rarest freshwater fish could have declined by 25 per cent.

A $1 MILLION oxygenation plant completed this month on the Canning River is expected to double the level of oxygen relief in the water 2.2km upstream of the Kent Street Weir.

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