A new international study involving researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that carbon dioxide (CO2) has a positive effect on producing organic material at low temperatures in the Arctic Ocean, but that this effect disappears once temperatures increase.
For the first time scientists have put a dollar value on Australia’s little talked about ‘other reef’, the Great Southern Reef, finding it contributes more than $10 billion to the Australian economy each year.
On Friday 31 July, more than fifty guests and building contractors attended a ‘topping out’ ceremony for the new $60.6 million Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre at The University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Crawley campus.
Shark researchers from the Neuroecology Group at The University of Western Australia have released the results of their WA State Government-funded research into the effectiveness of a range of novel and commercial shark deterrents.
Tropical and temperate species have evolved separate from one another in different ecosystems, but researchers are now discovering what happens when climate-driven changes break down these long-standing geographic barriers.
Seaweed-eating tropical fishes are moving down the Australian coastlines and increasing in abundance on temperate reefs, where lush kelp forests normally prevail.
Scientists have discovered the key for large marine seaweeds to alleviate environmental stress. The answer to a healthy kelp life is to support one another in dense underwater forests, overcoming stressful surrounding marine environments.
A month-long expedition is underway to Scott Reef and submerged shoals offshore of the Kimberley coast on board the US-based Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor, The research brings together staff and students from The University of Western Australia, The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Stanford University, and Griffith University.
Shark researchers from the Neuroecology Group at The University of Western Australia are asking for the public's help to identify and record shark sightings from around the world, using their new Citizen Science project, SharkBase (www.shark-base.org).
An international team, including researchers from the Centre for Marine Futures at The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute, recently completed a study which has found GoPros to be a cheaper and easy to use camera for underwater videography, compared to more traditional cameras.
One of the first experimental investigations to simulate the high-pressure formation of oil droplets during deepwater blowouts has attracted the attention of the prestigious journal Chemical Engineering Science
Groundwater entering the
Mediterranean Sea could be 15 times greater than water entering the sea from
rivers according to new research.
Co-authored by Professor
Pere Masque, visiting Professor at The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute, the research
has important implications for future marine studies of the world’s oceans.
Scientists have just completed a successful two-week mission unlocking the secrets of Perth Canyon, a deep ocean gorge the size of the USA’s Grand Canyon. During this time, they discovered unusual deep-sea communities as well as an autonomous ocean glider that was lost for two years.
A group of acclaimed scientists from The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute will go where few others have gone before when they set out to unlock the secrets of a deep ocean canyon off Perth the size of the USA's Grand Canyon.
Everyone has seen TV footage of surfers taking their lives into their hands in massive surf at Margaret River or Oahu in Hawaii, where waves can tower to six metres and produce solid walls of water and long pipelines.
Traditional conservation measures, such as local ‘Tabus' - areas periodically closed to fishing - have typically been the sole approach to fisheries management in the tropical western Pacific. A team of international experts is meeting in Albany this week to find out how effective these areas actually are in providing communities with long-term food security.