Live Action

When the Western Australian Museum went to remote waters of the Kimberley region, they packed some advanced satellite equipment and a video camera to capture all the action in real time.

During October 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 the scientists filmed their discoveries and findings, and then sent back these videos to be published on the website.

During this period the public had the opportunity to follow our researchers as they surveyed unexplored and remote areas. Also, the public could join the scientists in real time as they found out more about the biodiversity of this amazing region.

These videos are accessible on the videos page of this website.

Dr. M. Schlacher and soft corals
Dr. M. Schlacher examining soft corals
Photo by Clay Bryce
Image copyright of WA Museum

The Marine Life of the Kimberley Region Project is a partnership between the Western Australian Museum and Woodside. The Australian Museum, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Queensland Museum, and the Western Australian Herbarium have joined the project to analyse and collect specimens.

Remote satellite equipment is sourced from Australian Satellite Communications.