Marine Futures Biodiversity Project

Research Projects | Updated 4 years ago

A montage of tiny crustaceans
Micro-crustaceans
Image copyright of WA Museum

The Aquatic Zoology department is currently participating in a research project designed to document the invertebrates and fishes collected by trawling in soft bottom habitats at selected sites along the south Western Australian coastline.

The project was funding via the Natural Heritage Trust to the WA Marine Futures project, University of Western Australia. The partnerships included the University of Western Australia (UWA), the Western Australian Museum, WA Fisheries and many community organisations.

This project provided quantitative baseline data on the trawled faunal communities at sites throughout SW Western Australia, the results of which can be used to monitor changes over time. It will provide data for environmental and resource managers to set ‘resource condition targets’.