A report released on one of the largest single-issue environmental research programs in Australia that gained unprecedented access to industry dredging data, has been recognised by industry and government as a ground-breaking step forward for environmental regulation.
THE waters off Western Australia’s south coast will be a focus of discussion at a special symposium of a national marine science conference to be held in Fremantle in July.
The “Perspectives on Dredging” AMSA symposium has brought together is open to scientists, regulators, managers, industry and consultants with practical experience of dredging practices in the marine environment.
The South Coast of Western Australia: research for management symposium aims to uncover previous and current research being conducted off the south coast and to bring the south coast to the attention of the wider marine science community and government bodies.
Four thousand nautical miles and twenty-five oceanographic stations later, the forty scientists and MNF support staff on board the RV Investigator are returning to Fremantle, Western Australia armed with huge amounts of data and samples obtained from temperate to tropical waters in the south-east Indian Ocean.
Humpback whales are renowned for their spectacular breaching displays. Leaping clear of the water, breaches can be interpreted as defensive, inquisitive or even playful behaviour.
We measure ocean mixing with a Vertical Microstructure Profiler (VMP), also affectionately known as the “toilet brush”.
During voyage IN2019_V03 we have deployed 14 weather buoys in the south-east Indian Ocean for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the American National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Western Australian Marine Science Institution’s Dredging Science Node has been shortlisted for WA's Environmental Excellence awards.
First celebrated in 1992, World Oceans Day was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008. Globally it is important to celebrate the vital role the oceans play, particularly in the light of current threats.
One station per day is what we could achieve to capture the physical, chemical and biological information we need to understand the major changes since the 1960s.
Oceans really are a microbial soup with just one litre of seawater containing 30,000–40,000 different types of microbes.
The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) is unusual in the context of a modern day science voyage, as the technology has remained virtually unchanged since 1927.
A key descriptor of marine ecosystems is a particle size distribution, which is expressed as the number of particles or volume of particles in the water column.
By listening to the sea with sonobuoys from RV Investigator, we are documenting the migration of pygmy blue whales while they migrate from their austral summer/spring feeding areas off Victoria and the Perth Canyon, Western Australia to warmer Indonesian waters for the austral autumn/winter.