Ashmore Reef

Ashmore Reef: Researchers find no sea snakes

Sea snakes, once numerous at Ashmore Reef, appear to have disappeared entirely now.

A recent WA Museum survey found none at all.

However they found three species at the shoals closer to the mainland, which had never been surveyed for snakes before.

Science Network WA [read this story]

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Ashmore Reef: Seasnake numbers well down

Scientists surveying sea snakes at Ashmore Reef say some species have disappeared.

This occurred well before the Montara oil spill disaster of 2009.

A sea snake expert described it asĀ one of the most marked declines of a large marine vertebrate ever recorded.

Science Network [read this story]

This story also appeared in The West Australian last Wednesday.

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Saturday, November 9th, 2013 Environment Comments Off

Ashmore Reef: Illegal fishermen arrested

Photo by Wikimedia

Photo by Wikimedia

A foriegn fishing boat with six crew has been apprehended about 600km north of Broome.

The ABC said the boat is carrying about 250 kilograms of sea cucumber (trepang).

ABC [read this story]

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Friday, August 26th, 2011 Police and courts Comments Off
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