April 5th, 2016
New research published in the journal Pacific Conservation Biology reveals whale sharks are distributed further along the WA coastline than previously understood.
December 17th, 2015
A fish kill event in the Kimberley has seen at least 12 critically endangered freshwater sawfish die in water that was depleted in oxygen.
December 19th, 2014
The fish of the Pilbara and the threats to their survival have been detailed in a stunning film and comprehensive field guide by Murdoch University’s Freshwater Fish Group and Fish Health Unit and ENVfusion Films.
October 17th, 2014
Murdoch University researchers have discovered new populations of an endangered fresh water fish, the Little Pygmy Perch, near Denmark in Western Australia’s south.
November 15th, 2013
The nation’s leading marine scientists gathered last week to discuss threats to Western Australia’s unique freshwater fish species.
April 16th, 2013
Researchers from Murdoch University and South Australian Museum have officially named Australia’s newest freshwater fish: the Little Pygmy Perch.
October 30th, 2012
A Murdoch University researcher has uncovered a series of attacks on wildlife at the Fitzroy River, including slaughtered sawfish – a species identified recently as facing extinction.
October 18th, 2012
Murdoch University researchers have helped to secure an $850,000 grant to conserve three species of endangered fresh water fish native to the South-West of Western Australia.
October 16th, 2012
The Freshwater Sawfish is one of only two WA species to be included on an international hotlist for extinction – the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Species Survival Commission's report 'Priceless or Worthless'.
June 27th, 2012
The world’s largest Pearl Cichlidwas recently captured in a Beechboro lake. It joins records of a range of giant feral fish caught in WA fresh waters over the past 12 months.