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Oldest fish on record caught off Albany
Commercial fisherman Tony Little caught WA's oldest fish on record in the deep waters of Two People's Canyon, off the coast of Albany.
Global decline in car dependency investigated
To reduce its car dependency, Perth should improve public rail transport and increase urban density around rail stations, according to data from 26 cities gathered over 40 years.
Sowing sandalwood seeds bolsters ailing populations
Long-term studies in the Murchison and Goldfields have revealed populations of the aromatic sandalwood tree (Santalum spicatum) are at risk of dying out in some areas.
Early humans single-handedly nudged out New Zealand megafauna
A small human population which initially inhabited New Zealand swiftly caused the extinction of the country's flightless bird, the moa (Aves:Dinornithiformes), according to recent international research.
Link between falling hormone and early puberty in sheep
New information about the relationship between hormones, muscle development and puberty onset could help farmers efficiently breed sheep for meat.
Eagle research soars via GPS trackers
A world first study tracking wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax) via GPS satellite transmitters has led one researcher into uncharted territory after a female appeared to have her partner stolen by a new bird, ...
Solution to genomic analysis may be in the clouds
Cloud computing is a more efficient and cheaper alternative for researchers wanting to access and analyse large amounts of human genomic data, a local study has found.
Pemberton trout prove resilient to warmer waters
Department of Fisheries (DOF) scientists have found Pemberton trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) show an increased adaptation to high temperatures compared to cold water strains.
Rare orchids keep quiet on pollination process
Orchids located throughout the south-west continued to excite and amaze locals during the recent wildflower season as conservationists work to secure the endangered specimens.
Cleaning desal plants with mathematics
A Curtin University engineering team has used a mathematical formula to help develop a system which could minimise down time and save on maintenance costs for desalination plants.
Clover genes sprout research possibilities
The tremendous genetic diversity of a simple clover is giving scientists the tools to breed new cultivars, each designed to benefit Australian agriculture.
Fur seal population bounces back while sea lions struggle
Studies of New Zealand fur seals (Arctocephalus forsteri) in Western Australia have revealed their populations are continuing to increase, though at much slower rates than a decade ago.
Height better than age when predicting fire fuel load
Plant height is a stronger predictor of fuel load than fuel age in diverse shrublands, a West Australian study has found.
Male sex organ distinguishes 30 millipede species
The unique shapes of male sex organs have helped describe thirty new millipede species from the Great Western Woodlands in the Goldfields, the largest area of relatively undisturbed Mediterranean climate ...
Deep sea fish eyesight similar to human vision
A deep sea fish that is one of the most common vetebrates on the planet has eyesight comparable to a middle-aged human, research suggests.