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Sponge functional growth forms as a means for classifying sponges without taxonomy

Christine Hanna Lydia Schönberg (AIMS), Jane Fromont (WAM) Sponge taxonomy is difficult and challenging, it requires adequate laboratory facilities, experience and time, which are often not available. Moreover, not all habitats can be physically sampled (e.g. protected areas, deep sea), … Continue reading

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More heavy rain forecast for Ningaloo and Cape Range National Park

Following on from with over 250 mill of rain falling on the weekend of the 24th and 25th April more heavy rain is forecast for the beginning of week of May 5th. Information for access to the Cape Range … Continue reading

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marine habitat mapping and species distribution modelling workshop for Ningaloo (@Geohab)

At the 5th of May 2014 in Lourne, Australia @Geohab there will be a workshop featuring habitat mapping and Ningaloo Reef Marine Park using the “Special Benthic Protection Zone” as an example area and covering water depths from 20-80meters.  Details … Continue reading

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Dynamic Seaweed Habitats within the Ningaloo Reef Landscape

Some of you may remember the talk that Dr Chris Fulton gave at the Ningaloo Marine Research Exposition in February 2013 on the extent, complexity and dynamism of seaweed habitats at Ningaloo.  Below is an older talk that Chris gave … Continue reading

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RV Solander Location for the Open Day on the 9th of Aug

The RV Solander is at the south side of Exmouth Marina.  Turn into Mortiss St (shown as Market St on Google Maps) from Murat Rd and follow it around to Neal Cove until you reach the commercial area of the … Continue reading

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Presenters for 2nd Ningaloo Marine Research Exposition Finalised: 9th Aug 2013

The lineup of presenters for the 2nd Ningaloo Research Exposition has been finalised: Don’t forget to visit the RV Solander at the Exmouth Marina earlier in the day (click here for more details) and then join us at the Exmouth … Continue reading

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Exmouth District High School, Photo Competition 2013

The Ningaloo Atlas is providing students of the Exmouth District High School with an opportunity to show off their photographic talents and win prizes.  Students are invited to submit photographs they have taken, which capture the natural beauty of the … Continue reading

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Get Your Glad Rags On And Help Save Manta Rays: Coral Bay, 16th of August 2013

From Manta Black Tie Fundraiser Ball @: We’d like to invite you to support the Manta Ray Black Tie Ball raising funds for Project AWARE Foundation. The ball will include a silent auction, live music with Lightning Jack and with … Continue reading

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11th of July 2013, Irukandji Jellyfish Warning for Ningaloo Reef Waters

We all hoped that this was over but Parks and Wildlife, Western Australian have released a warning for irukandji jellyfish in Ningaloo Waters.  As opposed to past warnings, which only  warned of jellyfish causing irukandji syndrome, this tells people “to be … Continue reading

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Coral Bay School Holiday Ningaloo Education Sessions

The Department of Parks and Wildlife have a school holiday program running for two days in Coral Bay! See below for activities and times: THURSDAY 11th – Marine creatures sandcastle competition! Learn about the marine life. 2-3:30pm, meet on the … Continue reading

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