Fisheries & Water

RESEARCHERS investigating the impact of climate change on coral reefs have found a way to predict which coral reefs are more likely to survive coral bleaching.

SCIENTISTS have a better understanding of fish capable of living in highly saline estuaries following an in-depth study of the Leschenault Estuary in south-western Australia.

PHYTOPLANKTON are the ocean’s most prolific primary producers, but new research shows environmental toxins are affecting cell division in the Prochlorococcus species.

Jellyfish, whales and seals, oh my!

Monday, 29 December 2014

WE HAVE had a look back over 2014 and found some of the most popular Fisheries and Water articles on ScienceNetwork WA

Oldest fish on record caught off Albany

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

COMMERCIAL fisherman Tony Little caught WA’s oldest fish on record in the deep waters of Two People’s Canyon, off the coast of Albany.

OVER the last four years, WA’s western rock lobster (Panulirus cygnus) fishery has increased its profitability while significantly reducing fishing effort.

DEPARTMENT of Fisheries (DOF) scientists have found Pemberton trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) show an increased adaptation to high temperatures compared to cold water strains.

STUDIES of New Zealand fur seals (Arctocephalus forsteri) in Western Australia have revealed their populations are continuing to increase, though at much slower rates than a decade ago.

A DEEP sea fish that is one of the most common vetebrates on the planet has eyesight comparable to a middle-aged human, research suggests.

Ocean sediment chronicles cyclonic past

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

MONSOONAL activity in the north-west only began roughly 13,000 years ago, according to clues from a core taken from the ocean floor off the Pilbara coast.