Marine & Aqua news listing

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JCU’s TROPWater experts support a global gathering to tackle coral reef problems
Thu, 23 Nov 2017
James Cook University (JCU), in collaboration with Australia Awards, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and other agencies, has sponsored Reef Ecologic’s International Coral Reef Management and Leadership program, which runs from 6 November to 26 November 2017.

$3 million ports partnership to benefit JCU tropical marine research
Tue, 14 Nov 2017
A new research and monitoring partnership between James Cook University and North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) worth more than $3 million over 3 years will be signed today in Mackay.

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.

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