whale sharks

It’s not just Ningaloo: whale sharks shown to favour much of the WA coastline

April 5th, 2016

Whale shark (Pic by Brad Norman)

New research published in the journal Pacific Conservation Biology reveals whale sharks are distributed further along the WA coastline than previously understood.

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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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Whale shark school race gets underway

August 4th, 2015

Brad Norman tagging a whale shark with a satellite tracker (Picture courtesy Samantha Reynolds - ECOCEAN)

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.

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Student teacher draws on scientific experience to lead whale shark project

June 17th, 2015

Dr Andrew Nield and Professor Lyn Beazley

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.

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Alumni honoured for professional and community excellence

July 26th, 2012

The second annual Murdoch University Distinguished Alumni Awards have honoured four winners for their inspirational work.

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Emerging whale shark ‘crisis’ in China

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.

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Whale sharks save energy to stay afloat

November 26th, 2010

For the past four years, three researchers, including one from Murdoch University, have led an international team to investigate the movements of whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia.

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Whale sharks have built in sperm bank

September 20th, 2010

A new discovery has shown that female whale sharks may store sperm from one mating, fertilising eggs at different times and leading to hundreds of embryos being carried at various stages of development.

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