Philippines Trade Mission

Hydrobiology’s Simon Drummond will be part of Australia’s export trade mission to Manila next week, 20th – 24th March. We will be exploring business opportunities with several current and potential clients, as well as meeting with DENR and several mining operations. Next week Manila also hosts the Asian Development Banks annual consultants trade fair, where we…

Record summer flows in Western Australia

There have been record flows across the south-western Australian river systems this summer, complicating the normal late summer refugia pool sampling program. Hydrobiology has a couple of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) discharge impact assessments ongoing in the region which are not experiencing the usual annual flow patterns. A key methodology we have been developing together…

Hydrobiology in Viet Nam

Come and see Hydrobiology at the 3rd International Conference on Environmental Pollution, Restoration, and Management held in Quy Nhon. Together with MONRE Minister Trần Hồng Hà, our Director Ross Smith will be opening the conference and chairing a session on metal sources, bioavailability and toxicity, while Hydrobiology’s Principal Environmental Chemist Trang Huynh will be giving a…

Hydrobiology team in 2011

Hydrobiology reaches 15 years

April saw Hydrobiology reach 15 years. Luckily someone remembered… 15 years seems to have gone in an instant but what a ride its been.  We have worked in all sorts of wonderful places all over the world, had fun and produced some great results for our clients.  We’ve seen the ‘mining boom’ come and go,…

Swamp Cat

New Toy for Fieldwork

We recently discovered a great new toy for undertaking fieldwork in extensive intertidal areas! This handy vehicle was our main mode of transport for a recent study of intertidal processes in north-western Australia, where ground conditions were treacherous to say the least. The intertidal zone was over 10 km in width and therefore there was…

Hydroacoustics

Groundbreaking Research in Using Hydroacoustics

Hydrobiology has recently conducted groundbreaking tests to determine the viability of hydroacoustics to identify elasmobranchs (sharks and rays), without requiring netting. Hydrobiology was commissioned by Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) to undertake a survey of elasmobranchs (cartilaginous fish such as sharks and rays) near Weipa. Traditionally, surveys of this type are undertaken using methods which involve…

ReefBalls

Monitoring Artificial Reefs with Hydroacoustics

Hydrobiology and Sustainability Oceans have partnered to trial the use of hydroacoustics to monitor biomass in artificial reef systems – a necessity for evaluating the effectiveness of fisheries management plans. Monitoring artificial reefs is an important tool to determine the return on investment for fisheries management. However, common sampling methods are labour intensive, provide only…