Aquatic Zoology Kimberley fieldtrips 2009-2012Photo Galleries | Updated 2 years ago A soft coral (Dendronephthya sp.) at Cassini Island, 2010. Image copyright WA Museum WA Museum's Crustacean Curator, Andrew Hosie inspecting the reef during an intertidal survey at Cassini Island, 2010.Image copyright WA Museum A feather star attached to a gorgonian sea fan at Cassini Island, 2010.Image copyright WA Museum A Moray eel (Gymnothorax) from Cassini Island, 2010.Image copyright WA Museum Members of the field team conducting an intertidal survey at Long Reef, 2010.Image copyright WA Museum A Northern Baler shell (Melo amphora) depositing a large egg-case comprised of many capsules at Long Reef, 2010.Image copyright WA Museum One of the surveyed intertidal sites at Long Reef, 2010.Image copyright WA Museum WA Museum`s Mollusc Technical Officer, Corey Whisson being interviewed while surveying an intertidal site at Long Reef, 2010.Image copyright WA Museum An Orange Spotted Hermit Crab (Dardanus megistos) recorded during an intertidal survey at Beagle Reef, 2011Image copyright WA Museum Western Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) near King and Conway Islands, 2011.Image copyright WA Museum A gorgonian sea fan attached to rock at Brue Reef, 2011. Image copyright WA Museum An intertidal reef survey at Champagney Islands, 2011.Image copyright WA Museum A giant clam (Tridacna squamosa) amongst hard corals and sponges at Brue Reef, 2011.Image copyright WA Museum WA Museum`s Marine Invertebrate Technical Officer, Oliver Gomez recording sponge species along a transect line at Mavis Reef, 2011.Image copyright WA Museum A dive survey had to be postponed after a visit from a local near Colbert Island, 2012Image copyright WA Museum WA Museum`s Research Scientist, Dr Monika Bryce recording a large Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) at Echuca Shoals, 2012.Image copyright WA Museum A Giant Moray Eel (Gymnothorax javanicus) at Heritage Reef, 2012Image copyright WA Museum Fieldwork team members ascending from a dive survey at Echuca Shoals, 2012.Image copyright WA Museum A sea star (Linckia laevigata) recorded during an intertidal survey at Browse Island, 2012Image copyright WA Museum Western Australian Museum Aquatic Zoology scientists and colleagues from partner agencies (Queensland Museum, Museum Victoria, Herbarium of Western Australia and Curtin University) are setting off on another exciting fieldtrip to the Kimberley and possibly as far north as Ashmore Reef, dependent on the weather. The project has been running since 2008 and this is the second last year of fieldwork. The scientists are documenting the marine biodiversity of the Kimberley, one of the most understudied marine regions of Western Australia. The project is known as ‘Woodside Collection Project (Kimberley) 2008-2015’ and is sponsored by Woodside Energy. As we wait to hear of their latest discoveries, here are some images from previous fieldwork (2009 – 2012). If you would like further information about previous WA Museum/Woodside Kimberley fieldtrips please visit our website: http://museum.wa.gov.au/kimberley/marine-life-kimberley-region View the discussion thread.