Scientists have tested a breakthrough in sensing sediment risks to reefs that uses bundles of fibre optic sensors and hundreds of countersunk holes to mimic coral.
An examination of whether dredging operations suspended during generic windows of environmental sensitivity could reduce the impacts on marine life has found the marine invertebrates, seagrasses and macroalgae too diverse to be covered by a one-size-fits-all approach.
Early stages of fish life, such as eggs and larvae, are most likely to suffer lethal impacts from dredging-related stress according to new research.
A three-years study combined science and traditional knowledge to uncover some of the secrets of this fascinting environment.
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.
Three new WAMSI reports have been released on the primary producer responses to dredging.
Australian snubfin dolphins in the Kimberley appear to form at least three genetic populations that require careful management, according to new research.
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).
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.
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