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.
Western Australian Scientist of the Year for 2013, Professor Mark Randolph, has been appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS).
The ocean is undergoing global changes at a remarkable pace and we must change with it to attain our best possible future ocean, warns the head of The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute.
Over the past 30 years, satellite tracking has revealed the otherwise invisible lives of the animals that occupy the skies, forests and oceans - and now scientists hope to apply the latest techniques used to understand how humans move, to learn even more about the migrations of the biggest marine animals.
A decade on from the devastating and unprecedented 2004 Tsunami that hit Indian Ocean countries, The University of Western Australia'sProfessor Chari Pattiaratchi will present a public lecture tonight on the advances in tsunami science and lessons learnt.
A lone seagrass champion from Albany has been recognised for his efforts in seagrass restoration and community collaboration at The University of Western Australia Oceans Institute's community event over the weekend.
Join The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute and the Institute of Advanced Studies in a celebration of our ocean community at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle next weekend (Saturday 25 October 2014).
Public opinion should inform policy decisions about the marine environment, according to a study published this week in the international journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
An executive team from The University of Western Australia (UWA) visited The
University of Mauritius last week, signing a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance
relations between the two Universities in Indian Ocean research.
Human-led change and other non-climatic changes need to be taken into account when managing the world's coastal regions already under threat from climate change and sea-level rise, according to a team of international scientists.
In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia and Western Australia's Department of Fisheries have bred one of Australia's rarest fish - the critically endangered Western Trout Minnow.