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Game of catfish and mouse in Pilbara river

August 18th, 2016

A lesser salmon catfish (Pic: Murdoch University)

Large catfish in a desert river in the Pilbara are eating native mice when available, Murdoch University researchers have found.

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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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Living on burrowed time: aestivating fish face extinction due to climate change

January 28th, 2016

Black stripe minnow

Two endangered Western Australian fish species are facing a battle for survival due to habitat changes caused by the hotter and drier climate, a Murdoch University researcher has found.

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Endangered sawfish killed in river low in oxygen

December 17th, 2015

Some of the dead freshwater sawfish and bull sharks (Pic: Dr David Morgan)

A fish kill event in the Kimberley has seen at least 12 critically endangered freshwater sawfish die in water that was depleted in oxygen.

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Guiding the sustainable development of the Peel-Harvey

August 27th, 2015

From left to right, Andy Gulliver, Lesley Wilkinson, Tony Free, Marilyn Gray, Associate Professor Matt Hipsey, Professor Andrew Taggart, Dr Fiona Valesini, Prifessor Mike Elliott, Councillor Caroline Knight

A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by a Murdoch University academic will be investigating how best to develop the Peel region without unduly impacting the health of the iconic Peel-Harvey estuary.

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Not all ‘doom and gloom’ for the Swan Canning Estuary

March 11th, 2015

Researchers haul nets from the Swan River. Pic: Swan River Trust

Murdoch University researchers monitoring the condition of the Swan Canning Estuary say last year’s fish results have disproved claims the Swan-Canning Estuary is ‘dead’.

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Model career capped off with honorary degree

September 21st, 2012

Professor Norm Hall has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science for his significant contribution to the statistical modelling of fish stocks.

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Murdoch student wins prestigious award to study sharks in Indonesia

January 18th, 2012

Murdoch University student Vanessa Jaiteh has won a prestigious Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Outgoing Postgraduate Award.

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Marine sanctuaries still important despite healthy WA fish stocks

June 10th, 2011

Murdoch University researcher Professor Neil Loneragan says Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are still needed in Western Australia despite evidence that fish stocks are healthy.

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WA’s south-west mussels in serious decline

July 12th, 2010

Carter’s Freshwater Mussel, the only mussel known to inhabit freshwaters of south-west Western Australia, is in serious decline.

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