The enigmatic body shape of a tropical whip sponge collected in Western Australia has resulted in the creation of a new family and genus of sponges.
Lesson plans taking data from real research projects are now online to provide students with the opportunity to develop their data science skills based on crocodile and whale surveys.
The RV Investigator departed Fremantle this week after loading equipment and supplies for our month-long voyage as part of the second International Indian Ocean Expedition.
On 14th May 2019 at 3PM WST, the Research Vessel Investigator departs Fremantle on an oceanographic voyage to the 110°E meridian in the south-east Indian Ocean following in the wake of the HMAS Diamantina.
An Australian voyage that expects to reveal the effects of climate change on the physics, chemistry and biology of the waters of the southeast Indian Ocean sets sail on Tuesday May 14th.
WAMSI's founding Chair, Dr Bernard Bowen is remembered for his patience and negotiating skills and his lifelong work to establish cooperative partnerships for marine science in Western Australia.
We used cutting edge genomics technologies to measure geographic patterns in the genetic diversity of marine animals and plants in the Kimberley, through which we can estimate movement - information important for management of the region.
The devastating bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 and 2017 captured the world’s attention. But less widely known is Shark Bay's marine ecosystem was also recently devastated by extreme temperatures, when a brutal marine heatwave struck off Western Australia in 2011.
Impact prediction, monitoring and the lessons learnt from implementing dredging programs is the focus for discussion led by WAMSI at the AMSA Conference in July.
Uncovering the published and unpublished data relating to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the waters off the south coast is the conversation the Western Australian Marine Science Institution wants to start at this year’s AMSA Symposium in July.
A comprehensive plan to respond to environmental pressures facing the Shark Bay World Heritage site is being led by WAMSI.