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Reconnecting to the sea for coastal wetlands restoration
Tue, 9 Nov 2021
Scientists investigating ways of controlling weeds choking critical freshwater coastal wetlands can now reliably predict what will happen if the areas are simply reconnected to the sea.

Rapid-fire climate extremes leave the Great Barrier Reef a bleached ‘checkerboard’
Fri, 5 Nov 2021
A new study reveals the impacts of multiple climate extremes on coral reefs over the past three decades, with only 2% of the Great Barrier Reef escaping bleaching in that time.

The secret life of Box jellyfish
Thu, 4 Nov 2021
A James Cook University PhD student is on a mission to find exactly where one of the world’s most venomous creatures spends its winter.

Plankton-eating fish drive fishing ‘sweet spots’
Wed, 3 Nov 2021
A new study has found ocean plankton and their predators are responsible for sparking ‘sweet spots’ of abundant fish in tropical coral reefs. These areas will become more important to fishers as reefs around the world continue to degrade.

Ghost nets a growing problem
Wed, 20 Oct 2021
Despite years of clean-up efforts and new laws, scientists have found the number of abandoned ‘ghost nets’ in northern Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria has increased and new, targeted measures should be introduced to tackle the problem.

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