Kimberley Marine Research Program scientists present their findings on key biological indices required to understand and manage nesting sea turtles along the Kimberley coast.
The end-of-program 2017 Dredging Science Node Conference brings together the results of one of Australia’s largest and most successful single issue marine research programs.
Researchers will present the results of their Kimberley science projects to predict how management can support conservation in the region.
Research shows a stretch of ocean surrounding the tip of the Dampier Peninsula acts as an invisible genetic barrier for a popular harvested tropical fish.
Research has confirmed that some coral and important reef building algae can sustain being exposed to low light conditions for up to 10 consecutive days before their health is critically affected.
Researchers working to predict the environmental impacts associated with dredging have found that branching corals are highly adept at cleaning their surfaces of depositing sediments compared to other coral structures.
For many people, a primeval fear of large carnivores clouds their ability to see how top-order predators struggle to survive on a planet dominated by an ever-intrusive human population.
An eight-year study into critically endangered sawfish in the Fitzroy River has identified the habitats that are important to their survival.
More than nine final reports for the Western Australian Marine Science Institution Kimberley Marine Research Program will be available online in September.
The Kimberley Marine Research Program is presenting its latest research results with two open sessions scheduled for September and six presentations held over the past month.
New research has defined a series of thresholds that can be used to reliably predict the impact of water quality levels on coral health.
Further research into dredging pressures on coral has revealed that even a very fine layer of sediment can prevent coral larvae from settling on a surface and building on the coral community.
Sponges can alleviate pressure from sediments in the short-term, but researchers have found that longer-term exposure may still compromise fitness.
Friday 4 August - Dr Chris Cvitanovic evaluates the impact of the Ningaloo Research Program, an extensive program of marine research conducted through WAMSI and the CSIRO Wealth From Oceans program between 2006 and 2011.