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Latest media releases

  • New study links dredging to diseased corals
    Thu, 17 Jul 2014 - In a world-first study published today, researchers say dredging activity near coral reefs can increase the frequency of diseases affecting corals.
  • Baby Nemos finding their way home
    Thu, 10 Jul 2014 - Fish larvae on the Great Barrier Reef can find their way home after weeks of drifting in the sea even where the currents are strong, thanks to their senses of smell and hearing, two JCU researchers have found.
  • Think & act globally, but plan locally
    Tue, 08 Jul 2014 - How do we contribute to a coordinated global effort, in an age when multi-lateral agreements are bogged down with politics and self-interest?
  • What women want: the ‘ex-factor’
    Tue, 08 Jul 2014 - Women instinctively find men who have had a few partners attractive, but get turned off if he has had five or more relationships.
  • Global biodiversity hotspots at risk
    Tue, 08 Jul 2014 - An international study has found that the world’s ‘biodiversity hotspots’ - rare habitats that sustain most of the Earth’s endangered species - are more threatened than previously thought.
  • New catfish species ‘hooked’ in North Qld
    Mon, 07 Jul 2014 - JCU researchers, in collaboration with the US Geological Survey, have discovered a new species of fish right under our noses in a developed region in North Queensland.
  • World’s protected areas not adequately protecting biodiversity
    Wed, 25 Jun 2014 - Existing protected areas are performing very poorly in terms of protecting the world’s most threatened species, a JCU researcher has found.