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...



One size fits none: Tailoring messages to communicate environmental threats

A new publication led by TropWATER postgraduate student Madelyn Pardon describes a more targeted approach to the communication of environmental threats, such as drought, with the aim of increasing the sustainability of the natural resource.Abstra...



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...