College of Science and Engineering Recent news in Science and Engineering
Disappearing sea snakes surprise researchers with hidden genetic diversity
Fri, 8 Dec 2017
New research suggests an urgent need to find out why sea snakes are disappearing from known habitats, after it was discovered some seemingly identical sea snake populations are actually genetically distinct from each other and can’t simply repopulate if one group dies out.
International body recognises important dolphin area after JCU Discovery
Tue, 5 Dec 2017
A James Cook University researcher’s discovery of rare Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins in Papua New Guinea has led to the official recognition of the area’s conservation significance.
Investigation of massive mangrove dieback boosted
Fri, 24 Nov 2017
A James Cook University scientist will investigate an enormous dieback of mangrove forests in the Gulf of Carpentaria, two years after the unprecedented environmental event.
Search for champion shrimp to fight for fish farmers
Thu, 23 Nov 2017
James Cook University scientists are trying to find a natural way to curb huge stock losses in the fish farming industry, with a search for a champion fish-cleaning shrimp to kill parasites.
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.