Vessels pose risk to whales in Exmouth Gulf

Vessels pose risk to whales in Exmouth Gulf

To avoid predators, mother and baby humpbacks communicate in ‘whispers’. But Prof Lars Bejder suggests more large vessels and increased noise in Ningaloo’s nursery will ‘mask’ humpback whale communication. That means mothers won’t hear their calves, and...
Mangroves are crucial.  But they’re disappearing.

Mangroves are crucial. But they’re disappearing.

They might be considered “the armpits of the oceans”, but mangroves, salt marshes and seagrass are crucial in the fight against climate change. Watch this report on ABC’s 7.30 featuring the inspiring Dr Peter Macreadie and Protect Ningaloo science supporter Prof....
Eastern curlews.  A miracle of nature.  In Ningaloo’s nursery.

Eastern curlews. A miracle of nature. In Ningaloo’s nursery.

Exmouth Gulf is home to the world’s largest migratory shorebird, the Eastern Curlew. But in the past 30 years the global population of Eastern Curlews has crashed by 80%, mostly due to habitat loss as tidal flats, mangroves and shorelines are chewed up by industrial...
Business as usual is killing our country

Business as usual is killing our country

“Experience has taught citizens that when it comes to defending the places they love, every step of the process is weighted in favour of the corporation. Planning is often a closed-door affair, as it has been at Exmouth Gulf. Access to information is wildly unequal....