Amazing lakes

Hydrobiology has had the privilege to study some of the worlds most interesting and significant lakes over the years. Ranging from the almost 600m deep Lake Matano in Sulawesi (Indonesia) to the barely there Lake Disappointment in central Western Australia. We saw just how productive a lake can be as massive hauls of Tilapia were…


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…


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…


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…