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Drone enterprise aims to map the world
Wed, 16 Feb 2022
A new initiative from James Cook University staff will allow drone pilots to share data they collect during flights so it can be used to help map the effects of climate change and protect at-risk ecosystems.

Seaweed removal helps coral babies thrive
Wed, 9 Feb 2022
Marine scientists have found removing macroalgae from reefs can help coral larvae settle and has great possibilities as a citizen-science project to help coral reefs survive.

New strategies for saving the Great Barrier Reef
Tue, 8 Feb 2022
Researchers working with stakeholders in the Great Barrier Reef region have come up with ideas on how groups responsible for looking after the reef can operate more effectively when the next bleaching event occurs.

Almost all corals face catastrophic bleaching
Wed, 2 Feb 2022
Alarming new research shows global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels will be catastrophic for almost all coral reefs – including those once thought of as refuges.

Crazy ants kill small rainforest skinks
Fri, 28 Jan 2022
Yellow crazy ants are a disaster for some of Australia’s unique skink species – with new James Cook University research revealing the invasive ants are killing the reptiles.

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