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Coral Bay Research Station

van Keulen, M.ORCID: 0000-0001-6235-5788 (2007) Coral Bay Research Station. In: Ningaloo Marine Park Symposium, 24 - 25 July, Perth, Western Australia.


Murdoch University and the North West Research Association are pleased to announce the availability of the Coral Bay Research Station for researchers wishing to study the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. The research station is conveniently located in the town of Coral Bay on Ningaloo Reef, providing easy access to a wide variety of reef and lagoon habitats.

The station currently comprises a single building containing two bedrooms with comfortable accommodation for up to eight, with full kitchen and bathroom. A separate laboratory contains basic sample processing and laboratory facilities. Equipment includes two new Olympus microscopes with digital camera/video capabilities, digital camera with underwater housing, centrifuge, small drying oven, balance, freezer, etc. Office facilities include a computer with Internet access, printing facilities and telephone. A reference library is being compiled by the Murdoch University Library and is located at the Research Station.

Transport options include: a 4 m aluminium dinghy; a 5.5 m aluminium side-console work boat; and a 4WD for boat launching. Field equipment includes several complete sets of dive equipment with additional tanks and weight belts; GPS plotter/sounder; diving first aid kit and emergency oxygen equipment.

Item Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental Science
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