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Climate change threatens freshwater fish

January 10th, 2014

New research has revealed that Western Australia’s drying climate will impact fish migrations, putting further pressure on a number of native freshwater fish species.

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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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Salt-tolerant plant could benefit aquaculture and agriculture

February 21st, 2013

Murdoch University researchers are leading a project to develop a salt-tolerant perennial crop capable of filtering fish farm waste water while providing feed for livestock.

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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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Murdoch researchers to tackle invasive fish species

February 8th, 2012

Murdoch University researchers have won a $215,000 grant from the federal government to investigate invasive species and the damage they are doing in a south west waterway.

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