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Rehabilitation plant unmasked as common saltbush
Scientists investigating the genetic status of the land rehabilitation and fodder plant eyres green saltbush (Chenopodioideae) have revealed that it is in fact the common shrub old man saltbush (Atriplex nummularia).
Fishing catch research pinpoints best assessment method
Edith Cowan University researchers are working on tools to improve future fishing management and conservation by developing effective geostatistical methods with which to model the spatial distributions of recreational fishing ...
El Nino to bring cool relief to Western Australian waters
The widely publicised El Niño weather pattern set to cause dire warming conditions in eastern Australia this year is expected to have the opposite effect on WA waters.
Cameras aid in monitoring Fremantle dolphin movements
Cameras are more effective than field personnel at collecting long-term data on marine animals in the ocean, according to a WA study on dolphin movements.
Certain shark mums favour travel while others stay at home
Reef sharks at Ningaloo are largely home bodies but female blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus), might be swimming long distances to give birth in food-rich waters, research suggests.
3-D printer churns out handheld underground water model
Cutting-edge three dimensional printing technology has produced a plastic model representing the land surface and underground water systems across 3.5 million hectares of the La Grange groundwater allocation area, south of ...
Discovery of proteins that cause haze in beer
Beer drinkers and barley growers are toasting the discovery of two proteins that cause an unattractive haze to form when chilling or storing an otherwise perfect beer.
Nanoscale film assesses engine oil
Perth motorists could save on the cost of running their car thanks to an Edith Cowan University invention.
Grunter's life choices chronicled in fisheries study
Research into populations of the western striped grunter (Pelates octolineatus) on the lower west coast shows the species has a highly seasonal growth pattern and migrate between coastal and estuarine environments depending ...
Peel research bolsters oranges' thick skin
Several experiments have revealed that pre-harvest factors play an important role in reducing the incidence of creasing (albedo breakdown) in sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis), which has a detrimental impact on local commercial ...