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...



Exciting new partnership with OzFish Unlimited

TropWATER is proud to announce a new partnership with OzFish Unlimited. OzFish is a not-for-profit organization that was launched in 2015 with the aim of protecting and restoring fish habitat around Australia and involving recreational fishermen from...



TropWATER Scientist invited to the European Union Council Presidency

Following the publication of two very influential books, Professor Eric Wolanski has been invited to give a talk on May 9th, 2019 to the European Union Council Presidency in the Bucharest Palace, Romania.His latest books: 'Estuarine Ecohydrology....



Coasts and Estuaries- The Future

New book release led by Professor Eric Wolanski. JCU’s adjunct professor Eric Wolanski is the lead editor of a new book covering all aspects of coasts and estuaries in a changing world. The book entitled “Coasts and Estuaries, the future” desc...