WAMSI dredging science research has delivered the first guide to the choice of coral species for laboratory experiments to determine the effects of dredging activities on adult and juvenile corals in Western Australia.
This report brings together the world knowledge on modelling the size, extent and behaviour of dredging debris to determine the most reliable science-based results achieved to date.
Researchers have, for the first time, reviewed the current state of knowledge and gaps required to predict sediment transport within coral reef and vegetated coastal ecosystems.
This report presents a review of available knowledge relating to Western Australian waters in order to improve the ability to estimate and predict the characteristics of dredge generated sediments.
Sediment researchers may have cracked a key to early recognition of coral stress by observing mucous build-up in response to dredge related sediment.
Key experts from the public and private sectors have come together to discuss the development of the first science-based guidelines on modelling to predict and manage the environmental impacts caused by dredging in Western Australia.
The release of data records within confidential reports has given researchers rare access to information that is providing a new insight into the unique reproductive cycles for the remote coral reefs along Western Australia’s coastline.
New research has demonstrated a previously unrecognised event that can markedly reduce the probability that coral gametes (egg-sperm bundels) reach the water surface and come in contact with each other.
Researchers move a step closer to finding out why suspended sediments from dredging and other events could impact coral fertilisation.
WAMSI Dredging Science provides new insight into how seagrasses in the Pilbara may recover from sediment disturbance.