September 2nd, 2016
A new study by Murdoch University has called for tighter control of the manta ray tourism industry at Ningaloo reef. Honours student Stephanie Venables and researchers from the Murdoch University Coral Bay Research Station developed a case study of manta ray tourism management in the region. Five dedicated manta ray tour vessels now operate daily […]
April 5th, 2016
New research published in the journal Pacific Conservation Biology reveals whale sharks are distributed further along the WA coastline than previously understood.
August 4th, 2015
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.
June 17th, 2015
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.
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.
September 10th, 2013
Manta rays are hard to miss —big, black and stretching up to seven metres wide, but scientists are concerned about the survival of the world's largest ray.
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 […]
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.
January 20th, 2012
The popular manta rays that attract nearly 12,000 visitors to Ningaloo Marine Park each year are under serious threat of hitting the endangered list, a study co-authored by Murdoch University has found.