Looking back and looking forward!
Today, we announced a new five year $7 million partnership with BHP to study Ningaloo Reef, Australia’s largest fringing coral reef.
The Ningaloo Outlook program builds on research commenced in 2015 to collect scientific information to help support your organisation with the management and conservation of this highly valued marine and coastal environment.
New research will include:
- Deepening our understanding of turtles – including developing methods to estimate their abundance, and tracking their movements to and from nesting beaches
- Address a global knowledge gap by collecting samples that will enable an estimate of adult whale shark abundance in the NE Indian Ocean
- Extending long-term observations on coral reef health and estimates of reef growth.
- Investigating deep reefs, the animals that live there, and the environmental influences critical for maintaining these habitats