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.
WAMSI Dredging Science Node researchers have, for the first time, quantified dredging effects on seawater quality conditions, which is critical to realistic testing in the laboratory.
Researchers in the WAMSI Dredging Science Node are developing new automated scientific instruments to measure sediment deposition in the field with prototypes deployed and tested.
A new review has found that turbidity and sedimentation, two of the most widely recognised threats to coral reefs, can have effects on coral reproduction before, during and after spawning.
Dredging Science Node research project is redefining how current dredged sediment transport models predict key pressure parameters such as sediment deposition rates within ecologically significant marine habitats.
WAMSI Dredging Science Node researcher Gerard Ricardo discovers coral embryos have a surprising response to suspended sediments.