Geographe and South-west Marine Parks 2020 Expedition

Geographe and South-west Marine Parks 2020 Expedition

The South-west Corner Marine Park is the largest marine park in the South-west network whilst Geographe Marine Park is home for migrating humpback and blue whales.  Our goal over this 16-day survey is to document the status of ocean wildlife . Specifically, we aim to determine the diversity, abundance, and size of marine species such as oceanic sharks and pelagic fishes to create a baseline for this park…

Biology as Art 2019

Biology as Art 2019

Chris Thompson was awarded the Head of School Commendation on the print of a Samson Fish (Seriola hippos). The image was created using the Japanese printing technique gyotaku, this is a form of nature printing developed in the 1800s and used by fishermen to record their catch….

Wandoo

Wandoo

In collaboration with Vermilion Oil and Gas Australia (VOGA) we are investigating the ecology of offshore oil and gas platforms. Many of the world’s oil and gas platforms will reach their end-of-life in the next 10-20 years, with the global decommissioning industry expected to be worth US$82 Billion by 2040. …

Global Impact Challenge 2019 winner

Global Impact Challenge 2019 winner

Congratulations to Prof. Jessica Meeuwig and Dr. James Hehre on winning Singularity University’s Global Impact Challenge (GIC) for Western Australia and the finals in Melbourne! The University of Western Australia’s Marine Futures Lab won for their idea to halt and reverse global fisheries declines by developing open access technology for governments and stakeholders to better evaluate, manage and protect important fisheries.