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.
New research has uncovered patterns of biological, genetic and developmental change in marine turtles of the Kimberley that could change the way the region is managed.
A new report confirms that reef systems in the Kimberley continue to produce life amid some of the most extreme conditions yet recorded for reefs worldwide.
Western Australian scientists say it’s now clear that global ocean warming is catching up with Kimberley coral reefs.
Scientists have confirmed that under global warming, stronger swings of climate variability, on top of the warming trend, will enhance the likelihood of marine heatwave risks off the Kimberley coast.
The differences between how government, industry and the general public want to see the Kimberley region developed could be better understood by effectively identifying and mapping social values, according to researchers.
Advice from researchers with Kimberley experience is being integrated with input from saltwater Traditional Owners and Indigenous Rangers to develop a protocol for researcher engagement on Country.
Scientists are working on the final stage of developing models that could estimate the likely effect of changes in population, tourism and climate in the Kimberley to better predict what the future may look like.
While unusually warm sea temperatures in the Kimberley region threaten to cause further coral bleaching, researchers and rangers have been working to provide the first detailed look into the process of fish and coral replenishment and the importance of marine plants in the ecosystem