array of ‘hot plates’ measure effects of rising water temperature

‘Hot plate’ technology to assist research into ocean warming

Thursday, 3 February 2011

A team involving scientists from the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia has devised a unique way of studying the effects of ocean warming on marine life.

Leeuwin current hots up in 'La Nina' year

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The La Nina phenomenon responsible for the devastating Queensland floods is also affecting Western Australia and will continue to do so until at least middle of 2011, according to a leading researcher at the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia.

Study reveals sharks may be colour blind

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

New research on how sharks see may help to prevent attacks on humans and assist in the design of fishing gear that may reduce shark bycatch in long-line fisheries.

UWA research features at Sri Lanka conference

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Six PhD students and four postdoctorate researchers from The UWA Oceans Institute presented their recent work at the Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas (PECS) conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Uncovering buried seagrass secrets in Malaysia

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Can seagrasses survive when they're buried by sediment?

Three minute thesis on the seventh sense of sharks

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Marine neurobiology PhD student Ryan Kempster claimed the runner-up prize in UWA's inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition on July 15.

Missing giants at Ningaloo

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Is the world's largest fish getting smaller?

ISFOG geotechnics conference attracts international experts

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Key industry figures from as far afield as Houston, London and Norway were among the speakers featured at the International Symposium, Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics held at UWA recently.

Niskin bottles being deployed aboard RV Southern Surveyor. By Yasha Hetzel.

How do 'water cascades' affect marine ecosystems?

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Biological and physical oceanographers from the Oceans Institute, led by Winthrop Professor Chari Pattiaratchi, have teamed up with the CSIRO to study wintertime continental slope and shelf processes along south-west WA.

Swan river model. By Beau Gamble.

Hot SPICE workshop

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

How do you spice up a development workshop for secondary science teachers?

Ocean scientists to investigate humpback whales' Kimberley nursery

Friday, 14 January 2011

Researchers from the Oceans Institute within The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) are to embark on a three-week field trip to one of WA's most remote regions to investigate ocean circulation and its influence on the ecology of Camden Sound in the Kimberley.

Janelle Braithewaite an Oceans Institute PhD student receives a $5000 grant for research student training

Monday, 6 December 2010

Janelle Braithewaite an Oceans Institute PhD student has  received a $5000 Grant for Research Student Training to visit the Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews.

Orectolobus maculatus

Shark eye research gives insight into ocean health

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

New research on how sharks see may help explain the relationship between other aquatic life and their environments and provide a benchmark for the health of our oceans.

Ocean researchers to assess cyclone impacts

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Tropical cyclones are a major hazard for the State's offshore gas and oil industry, much of which is based in the waters off WA's north-west coast.

Oceans Institute and AIMS mark the International Year of Biodiversity with three public talks

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

The UWA Oceans Institute and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) have commemorated the International Year of Biodiversity with a series of three public talks on the state of our oceans.

Students attend ANNIMS conference in Townsville

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

The Australian National Network in Marine Science (ANNIMS) held its second annual student conference at James Cook University (JCU), Townsville, on July 21-22.

Oceans Institute has four recipients of UWA Research Development Awards for 2011

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Four  members of the UWA Oceans Institute staff are recipients of  UWA Research Development Awards for 2011.

Monica Gagliano, Ryan Lowe, Ivan Haigh and Christine Hanson recieved the awards announced last month.


Kings Park dives deeper into seagrass genetics

Monday, 23 August 2010

Between 1967 and 1999, more than 3,000 hectares of seagrass were lost from Cockburn Sound.

Now, Siegy Kraus, Kingsley Dixon and Liz Sinclair from Kings Park, Gary Kendrick, Marion Cambridge and Renae Hovey from UWA's Oceans Institute, and PhD student John Statton are uncovering the best methods for restoring seagrasses through the Seagrass Research and Rehabilitation Plan (SRRP).

UWA Open Day offers a glimpse into marine science

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Marine scientists from the Oceans Institute were out in full force at the UWA Open Day on Sunday, August 15.

Discussion summary from the Coastal and Ocean Industry Forum

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

A summary of the speakers talks and the subsequent discussion fromThe UWA Oceans Institute Coastal and Oceans Institute Forum follows. A link to the lectopia recording of the evenings proceedings  can be found at: