Marie-Lise Schlappy and Professor Simon Biggs

Aspiring to greater things

Monday, 22 July 2019

The Oceans Institute’s Dr Marie-Lise Schläppy is already looking forward to 2020, after winning an Aspire Award for Professional Development.

Dr Andy Lewis and Naomi Longa

Conservation, coral and art - an exhibition not to miss

Friday, 19 July 2019

Antoni Gaudi said ‘Nothing is art if it does not come from nature’. 

Peter Veth, Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Peter Whish-Wilson

AMSA 2019 hailed a major success

Friday, 12 July 2019

Fifty UWA Oceans Institute members have participated in AMSA’s landmark Marine Science for a Blue Economy conference in Fremantle this week.

Ana Sequeira

Martial arts and global marine megafauna movements? All in a day’s work for Ana

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Dr Ana Sequeira had always dreamed of working in marine science but it was completing an internship at Lisbon’s Oceanarium in her home country Portugal that cemented her ambition.

Johanna Zimmerhackel

How a passion for sharks led to a study in economics

Friday, 5 July 2019

Johanna Zimmerhackel has always had a passion for sharks but as a marine biologist, she probably never imagined she’d delve quite so deeply into economics.

OI beach clean up team

OI beach clean crew tackle polystyrene spill

Thursday, 4 July 2019

A UWA Oceans Institute team got a little more than they bargained for during a clean-up on Cottesloe Beach to kick off Plastic Free July last weekend.

View of Winthrop Hall

UWA in top 10 subject rankings

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has placed The University of Western Australia in the world’s top 10 in Mining and Mineral Engineering (5th) and Marine/Ocean Engineering (7th).

Slate pencil urchin

Study finds remote climate 'events' can drive marine heatwaves

Monday, 17 June 2019

A new international study involving The University of Western Australia has found marine heatwaves can be influenced by climate ‘events’ that take place thousands of kilometres away.

WA technology

Funding boost for world-class research

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The University of Western Australia and partner organisations will benefit from $67.5 million in overall funding to provide world-class equipment to advance scientific research in Western Australia and support WA jobs in STEM industries.

Shark Bay dolphin with sponge

Male dolphins like sponging for mates

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

When it comes to making friends, it appears dolphins are just like us and form close friendships with other dolphins that have a common interest, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia.

coral reef

Study finds ocean acidification threatens coral reef systems

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found the future of the world’s coral reefs is under threat from ocean acidification with many corals unable to adapt to the conditions.

Turtle hatchling

New threat revealed for baby turtles

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

New research has revealed that marine turtle hatchlings entering the ocean close to jetties have a high likelihood of being eaten.

Deep sea fish with enhanced vision

Deep sea fish can detect colour in the dark

Friday, 10 May 2019

A team of international researchers has found that deep-sea fish have developed surprisingly diverse vision that enables them to detect colour in the dark.

Ocean rubbish

What's happened to all the plastic rubbish in the Indian Ocean?

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that although the Indian Ocean is the world’s biggest dumping ground for plastic waste, nobody seems to know where it goes.

Australian ocean research

UWA part of a new era of Australian ocean research

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The University of Western Australia will be at the forefront of a new era of research into the ‘blue economy’, following the announcement of Australia’s biggest Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

Sea urchin

Fearless sea urchins stripping underwater forests

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia and the Centre of Advanced Studies of Blanes in Spain has found that sea urchins’ fear of predators plays a key role in the health of underwater forests, which are declining globally.

Cyclone

UWA technology deployed to monitor Tropical Cyclone Veronica

Friday, 22 March 2019

New technology from The University of Western Australia has been deployed to measure the impact of Tropical Cyclone Veronica on ocean waves and the WA coastline.

Study highlights ways to improve fishing practices

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Stanford University have confirmed eco-labels on seafood are a trusted way for consumers to ensure they are buying sustainable seafood products and also encourage the seafood industry to be more sustainable.

Shark deterrent research

Research finds some shark deterrents don't work as well

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Shark researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that one of the personal shark deterrents commercially available in WA is not effective in deterring sharks.

Slate pencil urchin

Study warns marine heatwaves causing massive destruction

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

A study by an international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia reveals the massive damage marine heatwaves are causing to the marine environment wherever they occur.