Summer Program Highlights - Tropical Marine Ecology

Authored by:
Paul Hollick

Five weeks of an intense Marine Program half way around the world.

Students had classwork in Perth before heading up to Ningaloo Reef (via Kalbarri National Park), a two day journey (12o0km) to the north west of Western Australia.  Whilst up at Ningaloo students collected data on the Giant Clam (Tridacna maxima), whilst also  being able to experience and explore all that Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park had to offer. Below are a few pictures of our day on the Manta Ray tour, Whale Shark tour and field work around the Cape Range National Park.

 

We were lucky enough to have guest lecturers: -

Rebecca Wellard (PhD candidate):The bioacoustics of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Australian waters and the acoustic environment in which they reside.

John Totterdell: Marine researcher on killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the Bremer Canyon and Ningaloo Reef

Dr Brad Norman: Whale Shark Researcher

Blacktip Shark and Baitball

Manta Ray barrel rolling - Ningaloo Reef

 

An Echidna in the Cape Range National Park

 Sadly we had to say goodbye!

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