Conservationists Fear New oil and Gas Facility in Exmouth

Conservationists Fear New oil and Gas Facility in Exmouth

Oct 25, 2018

Fishers, tour operators and environmentalists say Subsea 7’s proposed pipeline facility at Heron Point is “as welcome as a rat on a birthday cake”. See the story by Trevor Paddenburg in The Sunday Times and Perth Now.


Exmouth Gulf makes it to The New York Times

Blanche D’Anastasi from James Cook University has found that Exmouth Gulf is a global hotspot for sea snakes. A great story about a passionate young scientist making a difference and bringing the world’s attention to brand-new research.

Scientists say Exmouth Gulf needs protection from industry

The ABC reports that sixteen scientists from the UWA’s Oceans Institute, James Cook University, Curtin University, Sharks and Rays Australia and Oceanwise Australia have contributed to a landmark report that uncovers Exmouth Gulf’s extraordinary biodiversity. It finds the Gulf is a globally important refuge for humpback whales, dugongs, rare dolphins and many endangered species. Endorsed by the IUCN, it recommends a major research effort and protection from industrial pressure.

Exmouth Gulf has more fish species than Ningaloo

Western Australia’s Exmouth Gulf has more species of fish than the adjacent and World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, according to a review of the area’s environmental values. It’s a globally unique ecosystem. Read more…

Science Review reveals Exmouth Gulf’s remarkable diversity

The landmark review of scientific research into Exmouth Gulf finds this “globally significant ecosystem” is home to over 1800 species of fauna and twice as many fish species as Ningaloo Reef. Backed by the IUCN this report confirms Ningaloo’s Nursery as a hotspot for a number of endangered species. This AAP story appeared in all News Ltd outlets including The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Courier-Mail, the Herald-Sun and the Sunday Times.

The Exmouth mystery: where science has barely grazed the surface

A globally significant diversity of wildlife teems beneath the blue surface of Western Australia’s Exmouth Gulf, a landmark report has revealed – but the push to industrialise the holiday region could threaten these species before science even finishes documenting them.

If you love Ningaloo
it’s time to step up
and defend it.