News and Media

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Latest media releases

  • JCU tests new life jackets for surf lifesavers
    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 - James Cook University researchers are in the final stages of testing new low buoyancy lifejackets that may be used by Australian surf lifesavers.
  • Equatorial fish babies in hot water
    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 - Scientists have discovered that rising ocean temperatures slow the development of baby fish around the equator, raising concerns about the impact of global warming on fish and fisheries in the tropics.
  • Toddler turtles prepare for their big trip
    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 - JCU researchers are preparing to release baby turtles into the ocean next month with trackers attached, the first time JCU has undertaken such a project.
  • Stingray target training hits the mark
    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 - The memory and intelligence of stingrays is being put to the test as part of unique research into the animals’ learning behaviour — and so far, they’ve passed with flying colours.
  • Twice the coral trout in Great Barrier Reef protected zones
    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 - Coral trout in protected ‘green zones’ are not only bigger and more abundant than those in fished ‘blue zones’ of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but they are also better able to cope with cyclone damage, according to a long-term study published today in Current Biology.
  • 3D satellite mapping of Coral Sea reefs
    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 - A JCU researcher in Cairns has completed detailed 3D depth maps of Australia’s Coral Sea reefs, shedding new light on the likely distribution of coral diversity and sea life in the area.
  • Habitat fragmentation having “terrifying effects” on world’s ecosystems
    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 - Two dozen of the world’s top ecologists say that Earth’s ecosystems are suffering “terrifying effects” from habitat fragmentation, in an article just published in Science Express.