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JCU researchers uncover possible ‘Jurassic Arc’
Thu, 12 Aug 2021
James Cook University researchers have uncovered new evidence suggesting the Whitsundays Islands were once part of an ancient chain of volcanoes connected to the mainland.

Repairing wetlands using big business
Fri, 6 Aug 2021
Researchers believe an innovative new scheme could help save and restore threatened wetlands, such as those that are crucial to the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

Study finds baby turtles’ stomachs full of plastic debris
Mon, 2 Aug 2021
A new study shows small juvenile sea turtles have a very high occurrence of ingested plastic.

$5m grant to turbocharge aquaculture research in the north
Tue, 27 Jul 2021
The farming of fast-growing, highly efficient aquaculture species that are able to resist impacts of costly diseases will soon become a reality, with James Cook University and partners awarded $4.9 million from the Australian Research Council through their Industrial Transformation Research Program.

Measuring conservation in a way that counts
Mon, 26 Jul 2021
A new study raises questions on whether current conservation science and policy for protected areas could be saving more biodiversity—with political and economic expediency often to the fore.

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