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).