Saltwater crocodile numbers are on the rise in northern Western Australia, according to new research, with ecologists predicting they will continue moving into more highly populated areas.
WAMSI science discovers a new bioindicator to assist with monitoring sediment-related stress in corals - mucus.
Working groups for decommissioning have been held, and are being organised for environmental baselines, marine noise, modelling and observing.
Population growth rates of estuarine crocodiles in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia do not appear to be slowing, along with a more gradual increase in the number of large crocodiles (> 3m ~ 10 ft).
Australian snubfin dolphins in the Kimberley appear to form at least three genetic populations that require careful management, according to new research.
Three new WAMSI reports have been released on the primary producer responses to dredging.
WAMSI 'Social Values' project leader, Professor Susan Moore, established an international research reputation in eco-tourism, and understanding and managing interactions between wildlife and tourists.
Researchers have compared the impact low light and suspended sediment particles have on coral and found that, of the two events associated with dredging, several coral species are more likely to be affected by the loss in light intensity.
A Western Australian Marine Science Institution research team has commissioned two satellite images to be taken from 600 kilometres above Earth in order to do an accurate headcount of humpbacks migrating up the WA coast.
The second Blueprint Steering Committee wrapped up a very encouraging first three months of the Implementation Strategy with people from across industry, government, community and academia working together to define and progress a number of project areas.
Our latest monthly newsletter featuring: #marinescienceWA nets $5m in ARC funding; lessons learned on knowledge exchange; and exploring cost-effective options for using remote sensing... plus more
Western Australian marine science has attracted more than $5 million in the latest round of funding from the Australian Research Council.
An evaluation of WAMSI's Ningaloo Research Program identifies a set of knowledge exchange principles to be implemented as part of any applied research program.
Scientists recently spent 15 days in the Kimberley collecting data to help determine what flatback sea turtles in northwestern Australia eat.