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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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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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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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Pilbara’s freshwater wonders highlighted in film and field guide

December 19th, 2014

Murdoch researchers David Morgan (front), Mark Allen and Stephen Beatty

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.

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New populations of endangered fresh water fish found

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.

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Conserving WA's freshwater fish

November 15th, 2013

The nation’s leading marine scientists gathered last week to discuss threats to Western Australia’s unique freshwater fish species.

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Murdoch researchers name new 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.

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Wildlife attacks uncovered at Fitzroy River

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.

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$850k to conserve rare freshwater fish

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.

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Sawfish hits top international endangered list

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'.

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