Fisheries & Water
NEW research shows the evolution of Australian rainbowfish was most probably caused by geological changes in the region, with the divergence into separate species probably occurring much earlier than previously thought.
LOCAL scientists are celebrating a world first after successfully culturing Western School Prawns (Metepeneus dalli), an achievement which could signal a return to recreational prawning in the Swan Canning riverpark.
RESEARCHERS have detailed surprising findings around the spawning habits of the eightbar grouper Hyporthodus octofasciatus (Pisces: Epinephelidae), which has been the focus of a Department of Fisheries project.
EYESPOTS in butterflyfishes did not evolve to deter predators as previously thought, according to research on the complex colour patterns of coral reef fishes.
NEW polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) testing developed by scientists at ChemCentre could help protect marine health and improve marine industry environmental impacts.
WESTERN Australian researchers have had a major breakthrough by successfully transplanting seagrass – considered the forests of the marine world – in a section of Cockburn Sound.
THE WA Environmental Protection Agency have pulled together major players from science and industry to initiate a program, run by the WA Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), that will help manage the effects of dredging.
AN Australian Antarctic researcher visited Geraldton, this May, as a part of the WA Museum's series of public lectures.