Key points The Ashburton Salt project proposes a series of salt-water ponds to be located on existing salt flats. These salt flats form part of a wider wetland ecosystem, supportingRead more
Learn more about the marine based environment and sea life near the proposed Ashburton Salt project.
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Key points: Bitterns are what is left when most of the water and salt (NaCl) is removed from seawater through evaporation. K+S is proposing pre-diluting bitterns with seawater and returningRead more
PhD candidate Paula Cartwright from UWA’s Oceans Graduate School is currently finalising the fieldwork component of the research program, which has involved 18 monthly visits to the coastal regions ofRead more
Innovative research methods not before used in Western Australia are helping K+S determine the way nutrients are transferred across inter-tidal salt flats and into the ocean near the Ashburton SaltRead more
The project involves researchers, led by PhD student Paula Cartwright of UWA’s Oceans Graduate School, measuring water quality and mapping marine habitats across the Exmouth Gulf and the Urala CreekRead more