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.
While sea sponges may not be as charismatic as corals, an industry funded WAMSI project is finding their strength may lie in their resilience to change.
Mari Carmen Pineda talks sponges, dredging and the link between science and industry.
In the second part of our report into measuring the effects of light reduction and sediment burial to determine how northwest seagrasses withstand change, we move from the field to the lab for some surprising results.
Groundbreaking research into the sensitivity of seagrasses off the northwest coast has uncovered unique behaviour that could lead to a re-think in the way the region is managed.
Western Australian Premier and Minister for Science Hon. Colin Barnett MLA launched the WA Blueprint for Marine Science 2050 at the Western Australian Marine Science Institution WAMSI Research Conference (30 March-1 April).