New paper – using jellyfish to monitor herbicide runoff
Herbicides are an integral part of global agricultural activity but can be advected into local drainages that can discharge to coastal marine systems. Herbicide runoff can impact coastal marine organisms, including those associated with coral reefs and coastal mangrove forests. In this study, the sy...READ NOW
Citizen science water quality monitoring project in the Whitsunday Region
TropWATER researchers Dr Nathan Waltham and Dr Jordan Iles are engaged with tourism operators to initiate a citizen science water quality monitoring project in the Whitsunday Region. This citizen science project brings together partners from a cross ...
New global database to guide coral restoration
James Cook University researchers say a massive new research database will help experts make better decisions about the restoration of coral reefs.“It’s critical to learn from past mistakes and adapt methods and techniques, to ensure more eff...
TropWATER researchers can see through murky waters
TropWATER Researchers recently published the results of a fish survey that delivered more than they’d bargained for…The study, funded by the Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, originally set out to search for endangered freshwater ...
Grunters can be flippers
Grunters are a widespread group of fishes in freshwater, estuarine and marine habitats mostly found in tropical Australia, Papua New Guinea and the tropical Pacific islands. Last year coal grunters (attire: black body, gold flecks) were observed movi...
Competitive Summer Internship and Industry Placement with $2,000 bursary – Cairns/Townsville/Mackay
How would you like to join forces with the 2019 national award winners for “Outstanding University and Business Collaboration for National Benefit” for a unique career-enhancing opportunity in marine science and environmental management?J...
The boy can dance: ritual courtship of the opal cling goby
The Opal cling goby inhabits streams on islands in the central tropical Pacific including the Australian Wet Tropics. Whilst it is known that these fish move about in the ocean as larvae and live in freshwater streams as juveniles and adults, little ...
TropWATER wins national business environment award
James Cook University has won a prestigious award for helping safeguard the environment near Queensland ports.A team including JCU’s Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) has picked up a Business Higher Ed...
Diplomatic interest in TropWATER research
For the past 15 years, TropWATER’s Professor Eric Wolanski has developed a collaboration with a Portuguese university which has recently caught the attention of the Australian Ambassador to Portugal, Ms Claire Rochecouste. It was when Prof. Wolansk...
TropWATER’s Alumni Dr Hector Barrios-Garrido at the International Sea Turtle Society Symposium
The 39thedition of the International Sea Turtle Society Symposium (ISTS) just happened in Charleston, USA, gathering more than 800 attendees.Dr Hector Barrios-Garrido is a TropWATER alumni now Associate Professor at the University of Zulia (Venez...