Research has confirmed that some coral and important reef building algae can sustain being exposed to low light conditions for up to 10 consecutive days before their health is critically affected.
Researchers working to predict the environmental impacts associated with dredging have found that branching corals are highly adept at cleaning their surfaces of depositing sediments compared to other coral structures.
For many people, a primeval fear of large carnivores clouds their ability to see how top-order predators struggle to survive on a planet dominated by an ever-intrusive human population.
An eight-year study into critically endangered sawfish in the Fitzroy River has identified the habitats that are important to their survival.
More than nine final reports for the Western Australian Marine Science Institution Kimberley Marine Research Program will be available online in September.
The Kimberley Marine Research Program is presenting its latest research results with two open sessions scheduled for September and six presentations held over the past month.
Further research into dredging pressures on coral has revealed that even a very fine layer of sediment can prevent coral larvae from settling on a surface and building on the coral community.
New research has defined a series of thresholds that can be used to reliably predict the impact of water quality levels on coral health.
Sponges can alleviate pressure from sediments in the short-term, but researchers have found that longer-term exposure may still compromise fitness.
The Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference, in Darwin, attracted more than 300 delegates from a broad marine science community to discuss issues currently facing Australia’s marine and coastal environment.
Friday 4 August - Dr Chris Cvitanovic evaluates the impact of the Ningaloo Research Program, an extensive program of marine research conducted through WAMSI and the CSIRO Wealth From Oceans program between 2006 and 2011.
More than 90 images, giving a glimpse into the rare soft coral gardens of Australia’s remote northwest, have been compiled in a photographic field guide.
A three year WAMSI project has seen CSIRO researchers form long-term partnerships with Indigenous coastal communities to share knowledge and skills in the gathering of data on dugong densities and movements.
Fish and turtles can, at times, consume all of the growth of seagrasses in the Kimberley: that’s among the findings of a three-year study that has combined science and traditional knowledge.