The devastating bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 and 2017 captured the world’s attention. But less widely known is Shark Bay's marine ecosystem was also recently devastated by extreme temperatures, when a brutal marine heatwave struck off Western Australia in 2011.
Impact prediction, monitoring and the lessons learnt from implementing dredging programs is the focus for discussion led by WAMSI at the AMSA Conference in July.
Uncovering the published and unpublished data relating to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the waters off the south coast is the conversation the Western Australian Marine Science Institution wants to start at this year’s AMSA Symposium in July.
A comprehensive plan to respond to environmental pressures facing the Shark Bay World Heritage site is being led by WAMSI.
Two fish ecologists wanting to engage children about marine science in WA have produced a book of amazing fish facts with a species identification guide for young explorers that is free to schools
Coral fertilisation is most sensitive to sticky inshore sediments according to researchers working to define the effects of dredging-related pressures and natural high turbidity events.
WAMSI and its terrestrial counterpart WABSI will administer $280,000 in legacy funds to further remote sensing knowledge in Western Australia.
Mr Bruce Lake to take over as interim Chair of the Western Australian Marine Research Institution from 1 January 2019.
WAMSI welcomes Dr Jenny Shaw as Research Director to manage the development of the Blueprint for Marine Science priorities.
Offshore foundations and kelp forest loss were the focus for more than $3 million in funding allocated to eight marine science projects in Western Australia through the Australian Research Council.
WAMSI posts more than 130 data records making it the fourth biggest contributor to the WA Government’s open data portal.
Researchers are calling for an urgent response to mitigate the threats to the Shark Bay World Heritage site from the effects of a changing climate.
After more than ten years of dedicated professional service to WAMSI, we farewelled Business Manager and Executive Secretary to the Governing Board Linda McGowan and wish her all the best in her retirement.
The Perth metro and southern coastlines are among the next areas of focus for research development by the WAMSI partnership.
More than 70 science and industry experts have joined forces to examine the threats and prioritise the research needed to save the Shark Bay World Heritage site status.