Are whale aggregates tied to upwelling deepwater in Sri Lanka? How do sharks sense their prey? Did you know sloshing around of Liquid Natural Gas can damage tankers? What is a perched beach? The answers to these and other questions were shared at the Inaugural UWA Oceans Institute's Postgraduate Showcase.
A deep-sea canyon new to science has been discovered on the continental shelf near the Montebello Islands by students from The University of Western Australia, James Cook University and the University of Tasmania.
On the 1st April 2010, climate change, whale sharks and the social impacts of climate change at Ningaloo were discussed at the Ningaloo Student Research Day. The day was jointly led by the Department of Environment and Conservation, CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship's Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster and the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI).
The Australian Research Council Super Science Fellowships have awarded four years funding to Prof Malcolm T McCulloch, Prof Gregory N Ivey, Asst Prof Ryan J Lowe, Asst Prof James Falter, Dr Ross J Jones for their project
Ocean Climate Change: Ningaloo Reef, a litmus test for the survival of coral reefs
Professors Anya Waite (UWA) and Tom Trull (UTas) are running a 2-week student training voyage in biological and geochemical oceanography on the Australian Marine National Facility, the RV Southern Surveyor. Sponsored by ANNiMS, the Australian National Network in Marine Science, fourteen postgraduate and honours students across Australia have been selected through a national competition to join Waite and Trull at sea for some hands-on training as they track the length of the longest ocean feature in Australia, the Leeuwin Current.
The University of Western Australia will on Wednesday (March 24) officially launch its Oceans Institute - the State's most significant step toward finding answers to the complex issues that define our coastal and oceanic habitats.