A painted turtle hatchling brings hope

After five years of annual monitoring for adult painted turtle, a tiny hatchling is recorded for the first time in Australia at the tip of Queensland. The survey is led by Queensland government researcher Alastair Freeman in conjunction with the loca...



New edition of Eric Wolanski’s “Coastal Wetlands” book

JCU’s Professor Eric Wolanski has just published the second edition of “Coastal Wetlands- An Integrated Ecosystem Approach”. The book, co-edited by world experts in coastal ecosystems Gerardo Perillo (Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía), Dona...



Three new PhD projects focused on redclaw crayfish

2019 JCU Redclaw crayfish PhD project 1 - sperm technologies2019 JCU Redclaw crayfish PhD project 2 - egg & embryo technologies2019 JCU Redclaw crayfish PhD project 3 - husbandry technologies...



Clever little fish

Sometimes animals surprise us. We are familiar with dogs catching frisbee, parrots talking and the cat that ninja-grabs at twine, but fish performing party tricks. Mmmmm what’s going on here?A quirky behaviour exhibited by a freshwater fish has...



Competitive Summer Internship and Industry Placement with $2,000 bursary – Cairns/Townsville/Mackay

James Cook University’s TropWATER and North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) are offering a unique opportunity for two JCU undergraduate and honours students who are interested in pursuing a post graduate career in marine science or pos...



JCU scientist earns Australia Day honour

JCU’s Colin Creighton has been recognised in the Australia Day Honours List for his service to environmental science and natural resource management.The Adjunct Principal Research Scientist for the Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Research...