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Smart growth: Marine snails know how to budget their housing costs
Thu, 21 Sep 2017
For nearly 50 years, researchers have been stumped as to why sea shells from warm tropical waters are comparatively larger than their cold-water relatives.  New research, led by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University, suggests that it all comes down to ‘housing cost.’

JCU scientists assess fishing zones
Tue, 29 Aug 2017
James Cook University scientists are set to study the impact of “yellow” conservation zones in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, examining how these ‘middle ground’ zones might help conserve fish stocks.

JCU supports prawn and fish farming with new disease testing service
Thu, 20 Jul 2017
James Cook University researchers are offering a much-needed additional disease testing service to protect northern Australia’s growing aquaculture industry.

Cutting-edge research finds disease early in fish farm
Tue, 27 Jun 2017
A James Cook University scientist is using a breakthrough genetic technology to help aquaculture farmers detect disease outbreaks early.

Turtle go-slow zones extensions needed
Fri, 23 Jun 2017
James Cook University marine scientists are calling for an extension of go-slow zones in turtle habitats to reduce boat strikes on the threatened creatures.

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