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Back in black: Black bream show signs of recovery following fish kill

April 7th, 2016

Murdoch research assistant James Keleher with a 43 cm black bream caught and released in the Vasse Wonnerup

A popular recreational fish species in the Vasse-Wonnerup estuary is showing signs of recovering from a major fish kill event three years ago.

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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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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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$850k to conserve rare freshwater fish

October 18th, 2012

Murdoch University researchers have helped to secure an $850,000 grant to conserve three species of endangered fresh water fish native to the South-West of Western Australia.

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There's something fishy in the Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary

August 9th, 2012

The ‘Cane Toad of Fish’ has been discovered in the Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary, following the first quantitative fish surveys in the area conducted by researchers from Murdoch University.

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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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WA’s freshwater fish in trouble

June 17th, 2010

Western Australia’s unique freshwater fish are in trouble, say scientists at Murdoch University’s Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research.

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