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.
A global study has assessed the potential risk from dredging to coastal fish and fisheries and identified guidelines that could protect 95 per cent of fishes from dredging‐induced mortality.
A new study has developed a model that moves researchers a step closer to improved predictions of changes in shorelines adjacent to coral reefs and the transport of suspended sediments in reef systems.
Data from the Western Australian Marine Science Institution’s projects (2012-2018) now discoverable and available for reuse.
Plan to expand Onslow Marine Support Base given the tick of approval by Environmental Protection Authority after proponent incorporates dredging science from the Western Australian Marine Science Institution.
A proposal to extend the Onslow Marine Support Base to allow off-shore vessels to access the newly constructed Beadon Creek Maritime Facility was recommended for environmental approval by the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority.
The end-of-program 2017 Dredging Science Node Conference brings together the results of one of Australia’s largest and most successful single issue marine research programs.
WAMSI Dredging Science Node researchers presentations at the Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research Symposium.
Research has confirmed that some coral and important reef building algae can sustain being exposed to low light conditions for up to 10 consecutive days before their health is critically affected.
Researchers working to predict the environmental impacts associated with dredging have found that branching corals are highly adept at cleaning their surfaces of depositing sediments compared to other coral structures.