World Oceans Day 2020

The Foundation for the WA Museum supports the discovery and protection of marine biodiversity. Today on #WorldOceansDay we share three of the ways we are able to work with the Western Australian Museum for the benefit of our oceans. Woodside Marine Biodiversity Woodside’s social contribution strategy focuses on creating capacity through long-term, strategic investment in…

Illuminating Biodiversity of the Ningaloo Canyons

  We are proud to have supported this WA Museum science expedition via our Woodside Biodiversity Fund.  Scientific expeditions and new discoveries take years of planning. WA Museum Chief Scientist, Nerida Wilson, is no stranger to either but this latest Ningaloo Canyons Expedition was unlike any other the WA Museum team have been on.  Last week saw the return of the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor which took…

FameLab New South Wales Semi-Final Winners

The judges deliberated and agreed that Winner Dr Madeleine Ferrari from University of Sydney, Runner-up Dr Laura McCaughey, from University of Technology and Nisharnthi Duggan from The University of Sydney as the Wild Card would go through to the National Finals to be held on Wednesday 29 April. The Australian public voted Julianna Kadar, Macquarie…

Prehistoric Shark Teeth Found in Western Australia

Minderoo Grant Update Prehistoric Shark Teeth Found in Western Australia Cape Range National Park near Exmouth was once a feeding ground for some of the largest prehistoric predators that ever lived in Earth’s oceans. Western Australian Museum scientists made the discovery when they uncovered 38 teeth belonging to Carcharocles megalodon, a prehistoric shark that research…

20 Years of Scientific Discovery

Since 1998, Woodside has partnered with the WA Museum to understand the biodiversity of northwest Australia in the Dampier Archipelago and the Kimberley regions. The Foundation for the WA Museum has become increasingly involved in the partnership since 2003 and has worked with the Museum and Woodside to explore project opportunities and develop and support…