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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers have been in the Cambridge Gulf and Prince Regent River working with local rangers to find out more about the distribution, abundance and population structure of the Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins.
Research indicates strong public support for protecting and conserving much of the Kimberley coastline according to a report for WAMSI's Kimberley Marine Science Program.