Western Australia's marine environment extends from the tropical north to the cool temperate south. These waters support a high diversity of marine habitats and organisms, including numerous unique species.

DBCA promotes and undertakes marine research and monitoring. This improves the scientific basis for the conservation and management of WA's world-class system of marine parks and reserves, threatened marine fauna and marine biodiversity.

Marine conservation research

Research and monitoring of WA's marine areas.

Flatback turtle conservation

A 30-year conservation program conserving the flatback turtles of the North West Shelf.
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