ecocean

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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Whale shark school race gets underway

August 4th, 2015

Brad Norman tagging a whale shark with a satellite tracker (Picture courtesy Samantha Reynolds - ECOCEAN)

A whale shark researcher from Murdoch University is giving WA school students the opportunity to participate in a ground breaking project which could help to solve the mystery of whale shark migration.

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Student teacher draws on scientific experience to lead whale shark project

June 17th, 2015

Dr Andrew Nield and Professor Lyn Beazley

A Murdoch University education student is taking the lead on a whale shark tagging project which will see pupils from schools across WA follow the progress of several of the majestic fish.

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Funds needed to unlock mysteries of the deep

March 13th, 2014

With the Sculpture By the Sea exhibition captivating city dwellers this month, Western Australian researchers are using the opportunity to raise awareness about whale shark conservation.

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Alumni honoured for professional and community excellence

July 26th, 2012

The second annual Murdoch University Distinguished Alumni Awards have honoured four winners for their inspirational work.

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Emerging whale shark ‘crisis’ in China

July 24th, 2012

A study involving Murdoch University and Shandong University at Weihai has found distressing trends in the catch and trade of threatened whale sharks in China.

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