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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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Rare south-west fish suffers further decline

March 31st, 2015

Balston

Researchers have discovered that the range of one of Western Australia’s rarest freshwater fishes, Balston’s Pygmy Perch, could have declined by as much as 25 per cent.

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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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New study to investigate fish movement in Vasse-Wonnerup

February 12th, 2014

Researchers from Murdoch University are embarking on an 18-month study to better understand the movement patterns of Black Bream and Sea Mullet in the Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary.

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New survey for exotic fish disease

January 20th, 2014

Murdoch research scientists are undertaking a survey of freshwater catfish to ensure wild fish populations are free of a bacterium found in imported aquarium fish.

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