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Two whale sharks and their 22 year annual WA pilgrimage

October 4th, 2016

Stumpy and swimmer Photo by Indian Ocean Imagery

Dr Brad Norman and Associate Professor David Morgan from the Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research and their collaborators, have been photographing Stumpy and Zorro at Ningaloo since 1994. The researchers believe the whale sharks are the longest studied individual wild sharks in the world.

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Space-inspired whale shark study unravels constellations of the oceans

November 30th, 2017

Whale shark

Citizen science has combined with NASA ingenuity to reveal more secrets about one of the most awe-inspiring creatures in our oceans – whale sharks.

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Whale sharks call Ningaloo Marine Park home all year

October 11th, 2017

New research at Murdoch University has shown whale sharks are permanent residents at Ningaloo Reef.

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It’s not just Ningaloo: whale sharks shown to favour much of the WA coastline

April 5th, 2016

Whale shark (Pic by Brad Norman)

New research published in the journal Pacific Conservation Biology reveals whale sharks are distributed further along the WA coastline than previously understood.

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Whale shark school race gets underway

August 4th, 2015

Brad Norman tagging a whale shark with a satellite tracker (Picture courtesy Samantha Reynolds - ECOCEAN)

A whale shark researcher from Murdoch University is giving WA school students the opportunity to participate in a ground breaking project which could help to solve the mystery of whale shark migration.

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Student teacher draws on scientific experience to lead whale shark project

June 17th, 2015

Dr Andrew Nield and Professor Lyn Beazley

A Murdoch University education student is taking the lead on a whale shark tagging project which will see pupils from schools across WA follow the progress of several of the majestic fish.

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Funds needed to unlock mysteries of the deep

March 13th, 2014

With the Sculpture By the Sea exhibition captivating city dwellers this month, Western Australian researchers are using the opportunity to raise awareness about whale shark conservation.

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Alumni honoured for professional and community excellence

July 26th, 2012

The second annual Murdoch University Distinguished Alumni Awards have honoured four winners for their inspirational work.

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Emerging whale shark ‘crisis’ in China

July 24th, 2012

A study involving Murdoch University and Shandong University at Weihai has found distressing trends in the catch and trade of threatened whale sharks in China.

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Whale sharks save energy to stay afloat

November 26th, 2010

For the past four years, three researchers, including one from Murdoch University, have led an international team to investigate the movements of whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia.

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