Pilbara marine health check - good and bad news

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Pilbara marine health check - good and bad news

Thursday, 13 February 2014

A health and wellbeing check up of World Heritage-listed reef ecosystems in the Pilbara region of Western Australia will provide a critical baseline of marine conditions to government, industry and researchers.

The 300km swathe of coastline to be surveyed during the five year, A$12 million Pilbara Marine Conservation Partnership includes two major marine parks and also areas under development for ports, and oil and gas extraction and processing.

The partnership, a joint venture between CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship and The University of Western Australia, will be the first whole of ecosystem study for the region's unique marine environment.

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