News and Events

Gungu Day

27th October 2022

The JCU’s Turtle Health Research Centre, the Caraplace, held a public celebration of sea turtles event in October. Activities on Gungu Day included a free tour of the facility, and an opportunity to meet the many different groups and organisations within and outside of JCU that have cultural and conservation interest in sea turtles and the marine environment.

View the WIN News story on Gungu Day.

In the media

Turtles tracked for Great Barrier Reef research

A group of Hawksbill turtles have been released into the ocean in a small but important milestone for reef researchers. Report by 9 News Australia, 13 June 2021.

New centre established to study & save endangered Great Barrier Reef green turtles

Donor funded Townsville based James Cook University turtle centre has been established to study and save green Great Barrier Reef turtles. Report by ABC News, 11 August 2016