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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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World records fall as giant alien fish threaten WA waterways

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.

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Funding for the Fitzroy's Freshwater Sawfish

June 8th, 2010

A Murdoch University program to track endangered sawfish in the Fitzroy River has been awarded an extra $110,000 in funding.

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New fish species discovered

February 4th, 2010

New fish species discovered

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.

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State’s South-West fish in dire straits

December 7th, 2009

States South-West fish in dire straits

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.

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