Identifying sediments in the Bowen, Broken and Bogie catchments
Graziers and scientists are working together to understand how, when and where sediment moves from the land into the Bowen, Broken and Bogie catchments – building a more accurate understanding of the local water quality.Over the past four wet s...
Scientists, Traditional Owners and conservationists come together in ‘The Reef Cooperative’
To mark World Oceans Day, Cotton On Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Cotton On Group, has committed $2 million to co-launch a world-first conservation project, ‘The Reef Cooperative’.The new initiative, coordinated by Citizens of the ...
New partnership unlocks largest blue carbon restoration project in Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef catchment
Coles and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation have announced a 10-year, $10 million partnership to help strengthen the regeneration and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef.Under the new partnership, JCU TropWATER Centre is leading a major coastal ...
Rangers take the lead as ‘eyes and ears’ of the Northern Great Barrier Reef
Rangers take the lead as ‘eyes and ears’ of the Northern Great Barrier ReefIn the lead up to National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June), James Cook University's scientists are this week upskilling Torres Strait rangers to be the eyes an...
Turtles, dugongs in danger from seagrass loss
Large-scale monitoring of seagrass meadows across Hervey Bay and the Great Sandy Strait reveals there’s almost no seagrass remaining across most of previously mapped areas.The surveys come after two significant flood events in early 2...
Dramatic loss of globe’s wetlands
Researchers analysing more than one-million satellite images have discovered 4,000 square kilometres of tidal wetlands have been lost globally over twenty years – but ecosystem restoration and natural processes are playing a part in reducing total ...
Wuthathi Land and Sea Custodians partner with TropWATER scientists
Wuthathi Land and Sea Custodians will use drone, helicopter and drop camera surveys to map seagrass habitats on Wuthathi Sea Country in Northern Cape York, in partnership with TropWATER scientists.Combining cutting-edge technology, science and Tr...
Long lost ‘bum-breathing’ turtle makes its return
A revolutionary new DNA detection method has helped rediscover an iconic species of turtle last seen more than 25 years ago in a northern Queensland river.Water samples taken from the lower Burdekin River by a James Cook University-led ...
Studying dugongs from the sky
Drones could fast-track how scientists collect data on one of the most elusive marine mammals in the Great Barrier Reef. Dr Chris Cleguer is trialling the technology to search for dugongs in a known hotspot just off Townsville at Cleveland Bay, reco...