2024 Ningaloo Outlook Symposium

The sixth Ningaloo Outlook Symposium was held on the afternoon of the 1st of February 2024 at the IOMRC facility, located at the University of Western Australia, WA.

The purpose of this symposium was to bring together interested persons from BHP, CSIRO, marine park managers, the scientific community and interested stakeholders to present research findings from the last five years from the Ningaloo Outlook partnership in an open and inclusive forum.

Click here to see a copy of the full agenda and abstracts

Presentations provided on the day can be accessed below via the links:

Welcome Speech – Brett Molony (CSIRO) and Denise McCorry (Woodside) – presentation 

Theme One – Turtles

  • What have we learned after ten years of research on Ningaloo’s turtles? – Mat Vanderkliftpresentation
  • Assessing turtle detectability for accurate abundance estimates with drone surveys – Daniel Axfordpresentation
  • What does it take to build a machine learning dataset of turtles in shallow water? – Nick Mortimerpresentation

Theme Two – Whale Sharks

  • Movement Ecology of Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef – Colby Bignellpresentation
  • Data from the Whale Sharks at Ningaloo – Anthea Donovanpresentation
  • Understanding whale shark populations through kinship – Toby Pattersonpresentation

Theme Three – Shallow Reefs 

  • High rates of erosion on a wave exposed Eastern Indian Ocean fringing reef – Damian Thomsonpresentation
  • Disentangling structural complexity with a three-dimensional coral model – Daphne Ohpresentation

Theme Four – Deep Reefs

  • Disentangling structural complexity with a three-dimensional coral model – Logan Hellmrichpresentation
  • Predation on mushroom corals by the short spined crown-of-thorns starfish at Ningaloo Reef – John Keesingpresentation
  • Long-run remote underwater stereo camera systems – Nick Mortimerpresentation