Did you know, the word “Ningaloo” is aboriginal and means “Deep Water”, probably due to the close proximity of the reef to the coast. According to the Yinigudura people, the word “Ningaloo” also means “land jutting out to sea”.
Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing coral reef on the west coast of any continent in the world, extending over 300 km. The reef is home to a range of marine life with the shallow lagoons and deeper offshore waters creating a diverse array of habitats.
To increase the ecological understanding of the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area’s deep and shallow reefs and the reef’s shark and turtle populations, BHP and CSIRO have formed a strategic marine research partnership, Ningaloo Outlook. This Industry-Science Research Partnership is investing $5.4 million over five years to gather new knowledge on the reef and its important ecological values.
The Ningaloo Outlook research program expects to deliver:
On completion of the Ningaloo Outlook project, all metadata associated with the research themes will be available via the CSIRO Marlin system. Data generated by the project will be deposited in the CSIRO Data Archive Portal . If you have any data queries in the interim, please contact the Project Lead to discuss.
Ningaloo Outlook Symposium – Year 4 If you missed the Symposium last week, then your in luck… all presentations given on the day are now available here.
Its that time again…… The fourth Ningaloo Outlook Symposium will be held on: Date: 26th February 2019 12:15 – 17:00 and a social networking session 17:00 – 19:00 Where: Auditorium of the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre located at the University of Western Australia, WA. The purpose of this symposium was to bring together interested […]
Annual tagging field trip to Ningaloo Since 2015 the Ningaloo Outlook team led by Mat Vanderklift has been tagging green turtles at Ningaloo Reef. The team have used both satellite tags and acoustic tags and also take important measurements (e.g. weight, sex, length) and samples from the animals (e.g. blood to trace isotopes that can […]
Research documenting the extent and characteristics of deep water habitats and providing annual assessments of the status of ecological values for deep reef habitats at Ningaloo.
Photograph credit: Russ Babcock (CSIRO)
Research providing an annual assessment of the status of ecological values for reef slope and reef flat habitats in Northern Ningaloo.
Photograph credit: Damian Thomson (CSIRO)