Women Warriors of the Torres Strait set sail for the Great Reef Census
The Women Warriors of the Torres Strait – an all-female crew of Traditional Owners, rangers and scientists led by the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Sea Team and James Cook University – has set sail as part of the Great Reef Census to su...
Spearfishing restrictions boost fish stocks
Restricting spearfishing in some ‘yellow zones’ in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has doubled the abundance of coral trout, according to new research led by James Cook University scientists.The study published in Biological Cons...
Gulf mangrove dieback discovery
Breakthrough research by James Cook University scientists has solved the mystery of the catastrophic death of 40 million mangrove trees around the Gulf of Carpentaria in 2016 – and the discovery could help scientists predict, and possibly preve...
Scholarship gives marine science students real world opportunity
Two outstanding James Cook University (JCU) marine science students have been awarded Bachelor of Science scholarships – equipping them with unique real-world experience on the Great Barrier Reef under the guidance of leading marine researchers....
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...