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.
June 8th, 2010
A Murdoch University program to track endangered sawfish in the Fitzroy River has been awarded an extra $110,000 in funding.
February 4th, 2010
Murdoch University’s fish scientists have discovered a new species of Pygmy Perch in Western Australia.
Drs David Morgan and Stephen Beatty of Murdoch’s Centre for Fish & Fisheries Research said the discovery of a new species of freshwater fish was the first such find in the south-west in over 40 years.
December 7th, 2009
Murdoch University scientists have found the state’s South-West unique freshwater fish populations are reducing, with a number being listed as endangered.
According to Murdoch University’s freshwater fish experts Drs David Morgan andStephen Beatty the combination of habitat change, decline in water quality andintroduction of exotic fishes has had a major impact.