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Kimberley reef life considered on a microscopic level
Using cutting-edge genomic analyses researchers are investigating how the Kimberley marine environment's unique conditions affect organism movement in the region.
Solving the seagrass mystery
The waters of the Bardi Jawi Indigenous Protection Area (IPA), 160km north of Broome, are paradise for seagrass: warm water, lots of light and a pristine, protected environment means these seagrasses grow fast, so why are ...
Citizen science and technology team up to wipe out Kimberley weed
Citizen science and technology have combined to eradicate the ornamental rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) from the area surrounding the Fitzroy River, in the Kimberley.
Trawling for fish and scooping up public opinion
The idea of bycatch, or marine creatures being unintentionally captured by commercial fishing gears, has long proved to be a point of contention for the Australian public.
Pedestrian fauna opt for shorter underpasses
If anyone ever asks 'why did the bandicoot cross the road?', you would never guess the answer would be 'because the underpass was short', but it seems local researchers have proved just that.
New tech measures offshore infrastructure grounding issues
A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) device designed to measure friction between infrastructure and seabeds has opened the door for economical on-site testing.
Fire linked to dieback spread
Fire has the potential to increase the range and severity of Phytophthora dieback in native plant communities infected with the disease, suggests a study at the Stirling Range National Park near Albany.
Western Australian landscape isn't as tectonically stable as previously thought
Earthquakes may be rare in Australia, but an analysis of WA coastline suggests our landscape isn't as tectonically stable as previously thought.
Modern transport options allow for more hunting time
The widespread use of cars and easy access to diesel fuel have been credited with prompting certain traditional desert Aborigines to stop making bread in favour of utilising new hunting grounds full of game.
Livestock feeding review reveals opportunity for better industry practice
A better understanding of factors that influence feeding behaviours in ruminants could help improve management practices and provide better outcomes for the livestock industry.