News and Media

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Latest media releases

  • JCU’s global ranking boost
    Thu, 01 Oct 2015 - One of the best known global university rankings has recognised JCU’s standing as a world-class institution, placing JCU in the top 251-300 of the world’s universities.
  • I’ve got your back – fish really do look after their mates!
    Mon, 28 Sep 2015 - New research from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University has found that pairs of rabbitfishes will cooperate and support each other while feeding.
  • JCU welcomes push for International Day of the Tropics
    Fri, 25 Sep 2015 - The significance of the Tropics to the future of the globe will be highlighted with the Australian Government announcing it will lead an effort to create an International Day of the Tropics.
  • Noise a new threat to wildlife
    Fri, 25 Sep 2015 - A leading James Cook University scientist is calling attention to the disturbing impact of road noise on wildlife.
  • Rare Australian dolphin found in PNG waters
    Thu, 24 Sep 2015 - New findings by a James Cook University researcher have confirmed that the recently discovered Australian snubfin dolphin is also found in waters off southern Papua New Guinea.
  • Southern Surveyor: Stories from onboard Australia’s ocean research vessel
    Wed, 23 Sep 2015 - Over the course of a year, one of Australia’s best non-fiction writers Michael Veitch, interviewed the men and women who worked onboard CSIRO’s Marine National Facility research vessel Southern Surveyor, to produce an engaging and sometimes dramatic account of their adventures.
  • New weapon against the reef eaters
    Wed, 23 Sep 2015 - James Cook University scientists have made a breakthrough in the war against Crown of Thorns Starfish (CoTS). A new paper shows injecting the coral-eating pest with simple household vinegar kills it just as effectively as the current drug, which can be expensive and difficult to source.