This booklet provides a pictorial guide and taxonomic key to identify the coral species found at Rottnest Island. It is written as a simple guide for tourists and divers. As the guide uses a species list from the 1980s, some of the rarer species may have disappeared or had new species added.
This manual has been developed to share the experiences of Rio Tinto and MScience in planning, designing, permitting, constructing and monitoring an artificial reef within an active harbour area of the Port of Dampier, Western Australia. The purpose of the guide is not to promote the construction of artificial reefs per se, but to inform companies or entities who […]
The Port of Dampier on Western Australia’s Pilbara Coast is one of the largest tonnage ports in Australia and an important base for the North-West Shelf oil and gas industry. In response to expanding opportunities for resource development in the region, two proposals involving dredging of new berths and channels to increase port capacity went […]
The synchronous spawning of multiple species of hard corals over a few nights each year has been widely studied since the 1980s. In Western Australia, the peak spawning events are thought to occur in one or two months of late summer or early autumn. As the phenomenon becomes better studied in many parts of the […]