Two whale sharks and their 22 year annual WA pilgrimage

October 4th, 2016

Stumpy and swimmer Photo by Indian Ocean Imagery

Dr Brad Norman and Associate Professor David Morgan from the Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research and their collaborators, have been photographing Stumpy and Zorro at Ningaloo since 1994. The researchers believe the whale sharks are the longest studied individual wild sharks in the world.

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Students dive into fieldwork at Ningaloo trip

July 26th, 2016

Marine Biology camp in Coral Bay

Swimming around the pristine Ningaloo coral reef may be a dream holiday for many, but it’s a taste of future working life for Murdoch’s marine biology students. Twenty undergraduates recently spent 10 days in Coral Bay where they were immersed in the working lives of scientists based at the University’s research station.

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International investigation begins on the effect of microplastics on manta rays

December 8th, 2015

A new study will investigate the effect of microplastics on manta rays.

The effect of tiny plastic particles on the health of manta rays and whale sharks is the focus of a new research project through Murdoch University.

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Feeding habits of Ningaloo stingrays in the spotlight

May 6th, 2013

A new study has shed light on the diets and feeding habits of Ningaloo’s stingrays, information which has never been documented before. “As meso-predators, stingrays are an important link between the top and bottom of the food chain,” said Dr Owen O’Shea, of Murdoch University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science. “They are ‘engineers […]

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