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Scientists call for a national approach to marine and coastal restoration
Fri, 12 Aug 2022
A new study led by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and James Cook University calls for a new coordinated and scaled-up approach to restoring Australia’s coastal and marine ecosystems.

‘Spooky’ moths stay on target
Fri, 12 Aug 2022
A unique species of moth made famous by a classic horror film has helped to unlock a century-old mystery of what insects do over their long-range journeys.

Discovery could mean crops better equipped for climate change
Tue, 9 Aug 2022
Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and James Cook University (JCU) have identified an “exquisite” natural mechanism that helps plants limit their water loss with little effect on carbon dioxide (CO2) intake – an essential process for photosynthesis, plant growth and crop yield.

Native animals tangled in invasive songs
Fri, 5 Aug 2022
James Cook University researchers say the noises made by invasive species may interfere with the behaviour of native species, and could have stronger effects than human-made noise.

Great Barrier Reef plastics danger
Wed, 3 Aug 2022
A three-year study of plastic waste in the central Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area has found there is a chronic risk to marine organisms from plastic exposure.

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