Researcher monitoring fish behaviour on Ningaloo Reef. Photo by James Walsh.

Researcher monitoring fish behaviour on Ningaloo Reef. Photo by James Walsh.

The need for weed

Ningaloo Reef might be famous for its whale sharks and stunning seascape but for ANU researchers, the real star of the show is seaweed. Tabitha Carvan reports.

Every year, more than 150,000 people travel the necessarily long distance to a remote town in Western Australia called Coral Bay.