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Study: Shark Babies Remain Strong In Future Acidic Oceans; 'Future Projections Are Still Not The Best-Case Scenario'
Townsville, Queensland - Mar 8, 2016 21:47 EST

Dr. Jodie Rummer from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University (JCU) and her co-authors studied epaulette shark embryos as they were developing. "Overall, there were no differences between growth and survival...
 
Researchers: Reef Sharks Prefer Bite-Size Meals 'Infrequently And Opportunistically'
Townsville City, Queensland - Feb 24, 2016 21:40 EST

Sharks have a reputation for having voracious appetites, but a new study shows that most coral reef sharks eat prey that are smaller than a cheeseburger. Researchers from James Cook University's ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies examined stomach...
 
Study: Humpbacks Unfazed By 'Complex' Fishing Net Alarms Sounds; 'We Haven't Yet Cracked The Whale Code'
Sydney, Australia - Jan 21, 2016 20:04 EST

An international team lead by Macquarie researchers has found that humpback whales are not only unfazed by complex alarm sounds designed to alert them to hazards like fishing gear, they have no response to these warning sounds at all. The research...
 
Research: Distressed Damsels Release Chemical Cry For Help
Townsville, Queensland - Oct 28, 2015 19:47 EST

Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University have found that fish release a chemical 'distress call' when caught by predators, dramatically boosting their chances of survival. Fish harbour a chemical substance...
 
Researchers: Orange Peels May Clean Up The Ocean By Soaking Up Mercury
Adelaide, South Australia - Oct 25, 2015 19:32 EST

A brand new, dirt cheap, non-toxic polymer that literally sucks mercury out of water and soil is set to become a game changer in the battle against one of the world's most reviled pollutants. The dark red material, developed by...
 
Study: Fish Found To Cooperate, 'Watch Each Other's Back', While Feeding; 'Complex Social Behaviors'
Queenland, Australia - Sep 27, 2015 16:23 EST

When it comes to helping each other out, it turns out that some fish are better at it than previously thought. New research from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University has found that pairs...
 
Study: Commercial Fishing Industry Reeling From Mental Health Crisis; 'People's Lives Are On The Line'
Victoria, Australia - Aug 11, 2015 21:08 EST

Chronic job insecurity has led to a mental health crisis and high rates of suicide among Australian commercial fishers, according to a new Deakin University study published this month in Marine Policy journal. Led by Deakin University maritime anthropologist, Dr Tanya...
 
Big Fish: Aussie Industry Group Demands Green Groups To Stop The Lies; 'Anti-Progress And Anti-Business'
Canberra, ACT - Apr 20, 2015 22:40 EST

The Commonwealth Fisheries Association (CFA) encourages the public to see past the superficial messages circulated by radical green groups and look to the substance of the science around Australia's fisheries which are sustainably fished. CFA are supportive of developing new...
 
Academic: Western Australia's 'Imminent Threat' Policy To Kill 'Rogue Sharks' Based On Hollywood Fiction
Sydney, Australia - Dec 8, 2014 23:33 EST

The film Jaws has heavily influenced Western Australia's stance on sharks, a review of over a decade of state government policy has found. Dr Christopher Neff of the University of Sydney has examined the narratives and shark hunt policies implemented by...
 
Investigation: Beached Great White Shark Likely Choked To Death On Sea Lion
Perth, Western Australia - Jul 17, 2014 08:44 EST

The Western Australia Department of Fisheries has concluded its investigation into the death of a White shark found washed ashore at Coronation Beach, about 28 kilometers north of Geraldton earlier this week. Principal Research Scientist Dr Rory McAuley says the four-meter...
 
301 Australian And International Scientists: No Evidence That Drum Lines Reduce Shark Attacks; 'Sharkocide'
Sydney, Australia - Jul 4, 2014 17:33 EST

Over 300 experts have today provided their submission to the Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), rejecting the scientific grounds for the proposed three-year drum-line program. Coordinating scientist, Professor Jessica Meeuwig from the University of Western Australia said: "To...
 
Researcher Predicts The Motion Of The Ocean; 'Once Generated, (waves) Propagate By Themselves'
Canberra, Australia - Nov 7, 2013 20:11 EST

ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young AO, has just published research that will help you every morning with the surf report. Research led by the Vice-Chancellor will allow oceanographers and meteorologists to better predict the rate at which ocean swells decay, or...
 
Study: Caribbean Fish Can't See Lionfish; 'Practically Unstoppable'
Queensland, Australia - Oct 17, 2013 21:16 EST

A spiny, toxic and beautiful member of the world's coral reef communities, the Red Lionfish is invisible to the small fish it likes to eat. A new study by James Cook University scientists Oona Lönnstedt and Professor Mark McCormick suggests this...
 
Study: 'Harmless' Fukushima Radioactive Plume To Reach United States In 3 Years
Sydney, Australia - Aug 29, 2013 19:15 EST

The radioactive ocean plume from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster will reach the shores of the US within three years from the date of the incident but is likely to be harmless according to new paper in the journal...
 
Research: Tiny Fish Make Big 'Eye' To Distract Predator, Boosting Chances Of Survival
Queensland, Australia - Aug 19, 2013 19:00 EST

Small prey fish can grow a bigger 'eye' on their rear fins as a way of distracting predators and dramatically boosting their chances of survival, new scientific research has found. Researchers from Australia's ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies...
 
Group Delivers International Petitions To The Governor Of Bali To End Sea Turtle Trade
Bali, Indonesia - Jun 24, 2013 19:14 EST

More than 25,000 people from various countries have signed the petition to force Indonesian government to resolve illegal sea turtle trades in Bali. The petition established by SOS Sea Turtles and ProFauna is delivered to the governor of Bali on...
 
Frozen In Time: Researchers Find Australian Lake That Resists Human Impact, Untouched By Climate Change For 7,000 Years
Adelaide, Australia - Jun 19, 2013 18:29 EST

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found that a lake on an island off the coast of Queensland, Australia, has been relatively untouched by changes in climate for the past 7000 years, and has so far also resisted the...
 
Study: Fish With Parasites Attached To Their Heads Have Advantage Over Predators; 'This Is A Good Thing'
Canberra, Australia - Jun 3, 2013 22:33 EST

Fish with parasites attached to their heads have a stronger preference for left or right when facing a T-intersection, giving them an edge when it comes to escaping predators, research from The Australian National University (ANU) has revealed. A preference for...
 
Changing Wave Heights Projected As The Atmosphere Warms; 'Considerable Uncertainty Remains'
Melbourne, Australia - Apr 18, 2013 19:09 EST

Climate scientists studying the impact of changing wave behavior on the world's coastlines are reporting a likely decrease in average wave heights across 25 per cent of the global ocean. In some of the first simulations of modeled wind and wave...
 
Geo-Engineering Against Climate Change: Seeding The Oceans With Iron May Not Address Carbon Emissions
Sydney, Australia - Dec 19, 2012 20:49 EST

Numerous geo-engineering schemes have been suggested as possible ways to reduce levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and so reduce the risk of global warming and climate change. One such technology involves dispersing large quantities of...
 
Blubbery Buddies And Toothy Terrors: Researcher Says Media Influences Public's Perception Of Sea Life
Christchurch, New Zealand's - Nov 19, 2012 20:49 EST

Many people will not have had any real-life contact with marine creatures like dolphins, whales, and sharks, other than via the media, despite the increase in marine-fauna tourism, a University of Canterbury researcher said. Because there was less chance for real-life...
 
Researchers: Marine Reserve 'Naïve Fish' Are Easy Targets For Spear Fishers; 'Literally More Catchable'
Townsville, Queensland - Nov 13, 2012 20:14 EST

Big fish that have grown up in marine reserves don't seem to know enough to avoid fishers armed with spear guns waiting outside the reserve. The latest research by an Australian team working in the Philippines into the effects of...
 
World's Rarest Whale Seen For First Time, Washed Up Dead On Kiwi Beach; 'We Know Almost Nothing About Such A Large Mammal'
Auckland, New Zealand - Nov 5, 2012 20:34 EST

A whale that is almost unknown to science has been seen for the first time after two individuals—a mother and her male calf—were stranded and died on a New Zealand beach. A report in the November 6th issue of Current...
 
Study: Key Environmental Factors, Moon Seen Influencing Manta Ray Behavior
Brisbane, Queensland - Oct 4, 2012 00:21 EST

Manta rays are more likely to gather together under either a new or a full moon, according to new research published Oct 3 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Fabrice Jaine and colleagues at the University of Queensland....
 
Did A 'Forgotten' Meteor Trigger Mega-Tsunami And Ice Ages? 'There's No Obvious Giant Crater To Investigate'
Sydney, Australia - Sep 19, 2012 18:12 EST

When a huge meteor collided with Earth about 2.5 million years ago and fell into the southern Pacific Ocean it not only could have generated a massive tsunami but also may have plunged the world into the Ice Ages, a...
 
Research Sheds Light On How Fish Food Rises From Ocean Depths
Adelaide, South Australia - Jun 26, 2012 20:08 EST

Research by Flinders oceanographer Associate Professor Jochen Kaempf has shed new light on the movement of nutrient-rich water generated in coastal canyons, a process which makes a fundamental contribution to the marine food chain. The research, published in the prestigious international...
 
Research: Grazing Sea Snails Key To Controlling Seaweed Along Rocky Seashores
Sydney, Australia - May 31, 2012 20:12 EST

Coral reefs and seashores largely look the way they do because large fish and urchins eat most of the seaweed that might otherwise cover them, but a major new study has found that the greatest impact of all comes from...
 
Researchers: Ocean Salinity Change Detected; Wet To Get Wetter, Dry To Get Drier
Clayton South, Victoria - Apr 26, 2012 21:08 EST

A clear change in salinity has been detected in the world's oceans, signaling shifts and an acceleration in the global rainfall and evaporation cycle. In a paper published today in the journal Science, Australian scientists from CSIRO and the Lawrence Livermore...
 
Researchers: Shark Repellents Work Best If Targeted Against Specific Species
Perth, Australia - Apr 24, 2012 20:36 EST

Shark repellents may work best if they target specific species rather than try to deter all types of sharks, say scientists from the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia. Their findings are among six papers published by Oceans Institute...
 
Gannet Study Reveals Perils Of High-Speed Diving; Fatal Collisions Injuries Common
Palmerston North, New Zealand - Mar 9, 2012 19:14 EST

Gannets may be among the fastest and most agile seabird hunters around, but they risk dying of fatal neck and head injuries from accidental collisions in the water when diving for fish at breakneck speeds, a Massey biology researcher has...
 
Scientists: Diverse Catches Are Better For Fishery Ecosystems; 'Balanced Harvest'
Clayton, Victoria - Mar 1, 2012 19:26 EST

Fishing for a 'balanced harvest' can achieve productive fisheries as well as environmental conservation, an international scientific team reports today in the journal Science. In contrast, increasing fishing selectivity to catch a small group of species and sizes neither maximizes production...
 
Researchers, Google Collaborate On 'Virtual' Exploration Of The Great Barrier Reef
Brisbane, Australia - Feb 24, 2012 18:37 EST

A pioneering scientific expedition that will document the health of coral on the Great Barrier Reef will be undertaken as a joint venture between global technology giant Google, the UQ Global Change Institute, not-for-profit organization Underwater Earth and insurance company...
 
Researchers Use Deep-Ocean 'Gliders' To Track A Current From The Tasman Sea To The Indian Ocean
Sydney, Australia - Feb 21, 2012 18:57 EST

Deployed in 2010 and 2011, the gliders have also profiled a 200-meter tall wall of water at the core of long-lived ocean eddies formed from the East Australian Current. The study, by University of Technology Sydney and CSIRO oceanographers, revealed the...
 
Scientists: Big Fish Shelter Choice Could Have Impact On Ability To Survive Climate Change
Townsville, Queensland - Feb 13, 2012 23:45 EST

When it comes to choosing a place to hang out, big reef fish like coral trout, snappers and sweetlips have strong architectural preferences. The choices big fish make on where to shelter could have a major influence on their ability to...
 
Indonesian Shark Fishing Communities To Help In Sustainability Study
Perth, Western Australia - Jan 30, 2012 20:47 EST

A Murdoch University PhD student will spend a year living among Indonesian shark fishermen to investigate their impact on shark populations and the effects of conservation efforts on fishing communities. Vanessa Jaiteh hopes her project, beginning at the end of this...
 
Researchers: Complex Relationship Between Fish, Coral Beneficial To Both
Townsville, Queensland - Jan 24, 2012 22:01 EST

Lessons from tens of millions of years ago are pointing to new ways to save and protect today's coral reefs and their myriad of beautiful and many-hued fishes at a time of huge change in the Earth's systems. The complex relationship...
 
Research: Multiple Partners Not The Only Way For Corals To Stay Cool; 'Adapted To Local Conditions'
Townsville, Queensland - Jan 21, 2012 21:33 EST

Recent experiments conducted at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) produced striking results, showing for the first time that corals hosting a single type of "zooxanthellae" can have different levels of thermal tolerance – a feature that was only...
 
World-First Discovery Of Hybrid Sharks Off Australia's East Coast; 'Detecting Hybrids And Their Offspring Is Extraordinary'
Brisbane, Queensland - Dec 21, 2011 19:18 EST

A group of leading marine scientists has discovered that sharks on Australia's east coast display a mysterious tendency to interbreed, challenging several accepted scientific theories regarding shark behavior. In a joint-UQ research project, scientists have discovered widespread hybridisation in the...
 
Scientists Discover Astounding Deep-Sea Sponges With Carnivorous Ways, 'Jaws Of A Great White Shark'
Newmarket, Auckland - Dec 13, 2011 21:14 EST

NIWA's Dr Michelle Kelly and a visiting scientist, Professor Jean Vacelet from Centre d'Oceanologie de Marseille, have recently discovered and described three "previously unknown species" of carnivorous sponges from the family Cladorhizidae. The scientists say that one resembles a "tiny shrub",...
 
Queensland Satellite-Tags Second Shark; 'Helps Us Understand The Behavior And Biology Of Dangerous Sharks'
Brisbane, Queensland - Dec 9, 2011 18:36 EST

'Kirra J' is now Queensland's second satellite-tagged great white shark. Fisheries Minister Craig Wallace said she was 2.66 meters long and weighed in at 180 kilograms when caught and tagged off the Gold Coast last week. "Kirra J was tagged on 1...
 

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