Articles by Erica Suosaari (8 articles)

A fabulous geological field trip to Shark Bay

Bush Heritage was thrilled to again host the annual Curtin University Shark Bay field trip at the Hamelin Outback Station Stay on Hamelin Station reserve Over the past two decades Curtin University Applied Geology Students have made the trek to the Shark Bay region to examine the geology of the southern Carnarvon Basin. The students are divided into two groups. The first group arrived at the station and was given… Read more »

BRUVS in Hamelin Pool - Part II: Collecting the data

The Hamelin Pool BRUVS (baited remote underwater video stations) Project is a collaborative effort between Bush Heritage, Department of Parks and Wildlife, James Cook University and Curtin University to uncover the sea life in Hamelin Pool.  The majority of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area is covered by water, comprising 70% of the total area and containing geological and biological features that… Read more »

BRUVS in Hamelin Pool - Part I: What are BRUVS?

Renowned for its natural beauty and scientific significance, the Shark Bay World Heritage Area is home to the Wooramel Bank, which is the largest seagrass bank (4,800 km2) in the world. It also has one of the largest and most stable populations of Dugongs, and the largest and most diverse assemblage of modern Stromatolites in Hamelin Pool. Although research has been conducted throughout… Read more »

Mentoring an international student

For the month of April, Bush Heritage hosted foreign exchange student Weronka Konwent at Hamelin Station. Weronika is a student at Claremont McKenna University in Claremont, California. She's visiting Australia with the Study Abroad World Learning Australia program of the School for International Training (SIT) and has been based in Cairns to do their Rainforest Reef and Cultural Ecology module. Read more »

Monitor in a can

After just spending a week in Geraldton working on our conservation action planning, we came across this heart-breaking scene just after passing Eurardy Reserve, on the way home to Hamelin Station.  We think the picture speaks for itself. Litter belongs in the bin! Read more »