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Prof. Daniel Pauly delivers ocean conservation masterclass at UWA

Students and staff of the Centre for the Marine Futures and the UWA School of Biological Sciences were among the lucky few to embark on an inspiring and important intellectual journey over a week-long masterclass delivered by world-leading fisheries expert ...
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Drivers of abundance and spatial distribution of reef-associated sharks in an isolated atoll reef system

We investigated drivers of reef shark demography across a large and isolated marine protected area, the British Indian Ocean Territory Marine Reserve, using stereo baited remote underwater video systems. We modelled ...
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BIOT megafauna stamps

On 8 June 2017, the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) Administration is releasing a set of six stamps and a first day cover portraying marine megafauna species found throughout the Territory. The fish featured in this issue are: Sailfish (60p), Reef Manta (£1), Oceanic Whitetip Shark (£1.50), Blue Marlin (£1.50) ...
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Science that matters

Our goal is to make a difference

Our research boasts high academic and real-life impacts. It is used to directly inform and influence both policy and management actions on national and international scales. We are also a member group of the Ocean Science Council of Australia (OSCA), an independent consortium of leading Australian experts concerned with advancing marine conservation.

Prof. Jessica Meeuwig (middle) was a finalist in the 2012 WA Science Ambassador Awards  

Multidisciplinary approach

Our skill set is as broad as our range of interests

With strong expertise in areas such as quantitative and behavioural ecology, statistical modelling, environmental monitoring, molecular biology, or wildlife genetics.

Teamwork focus

When it comes to ocean conservation, two brains are often better than one

We collaborate both nationally and internationally to deliver on-the-ground outcomes and tackle problems of local, regional and global significance.

Big picture thinking

Our vision is global, with partnerships and field programmes in most ocean basins either side of the Equator.

Past and current sampling sites include: Western Australia, Palau, New Caledonia, the Chagos Archipelago, Tonga, French Polynesia, the Savage Islands (Ilhas Selvagens), The Philippines, Clipperton, the Revillagegido Islands, and the Gulf of Oman.