Fisheries & Water
ACCORDING to a Western Australian shark specialist, electroreception used in shark repellents may be ineffective, because not all species of sharks respond in the same manner.
RESEARCH by the Department of Fisheries WA suggests detection rates of acoustic tracking tools are significantly reduced by environmental and technical factors.
PERTH university students are set to join the world of some of the best animators and developers helping to create a unique digital experience that allows users to explore the world’s oceans by downloading an app.
THE Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) is looking to control the European carp (Cyprinus carpio) by exposing it to the koi herpes virus.
ACCORDING to Winthrop Professor of Coastal Oceanography Charitha Pattiaratchi, WA isn’t immune to tsunamis.
THE mystery surrounding the songs of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) has gotten deeper thanks to findings from researchers in the USA, Madagascar and Western Australia.
NEW research shows banded bamboo sharks (Chiloscyllium punctatum) are able to sense predators while still in the embryonic state.
PERTH’S Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) population is under threat, with recorded deaths quadrupling in the second half of 2011.
Up to 25 per cent of temperate seaweed species in Australia could be headed for extinction as global warming heats up our oceans, a new study published in journal Current Biology suggests.
THE State Government has committed more than $13.65 million over the next five years to reduce the potential for shark attacks.
EXPERTS say increasing global demands for food and energy resources could be met through smarter use of the planet’s oceans.
UNDERWATER rivers are frequently being discovered in areas across the Western Australian coast.
UWA’s Oceans Institute with support from iVEC’S internship program are using baited remote underwater video camera systems to collect data on size structures of fish populations.
THE WA Wilderness Society calls for the weedy sea dragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) to be protected.
DELEGATES at In the Zone forum at UWA believe sustainability and innovation are vital to food, water and energy security for decades to come. Given its wealth of untapped resources, WA is positioned to lead the way.
THE mammal with the largest brain and the most powerful sonar system on earth has a culture that mystifies scientists according to marine biologist Professor Hal Whitehead.
WHEN the male of the deepsea angler fish Ceratius meets an attractive female in the cold depths of the ocean, it is usually not with flowers and chocolates - but commitment.
New research shows sharks have only one type of cone photoreceptor and may lack colour vision.
A blueprint for managing Australia’s oceans has recommended half of Australia's south west coastline be turned into marine reserves.