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Murdoch Associate Professor recognised for advancements in lamb meat research

May 18th, 2018

A Murdoch University Professor’s role in developing an x-ray system for grading the quality of lamb meat has been acknowledged with an Award for Excellence in Innovation by the Cooperative Research Centres Association.

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Shipwreck research unearths treasure trove of animal knowledge

May 4th, 2018

Research into accounts of Australia’s first scientific expedition to foreign lands could assist with modern-day efforts to conserve native mammals and marsupials.

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Don’t feed the dolphins

December 22nd, 2016


Researchers at Murdoch University have found evidence that feeding dolphins puts them at greater risk of injury and death.

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Disease threat to declining mammals of Top End

July 27th, 2015

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A disease investigation into the cause of the alarming decline in small native mammals of the Top End has shed light on the challenge facing Australia in saving our unique wildlife.

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Humpback whales make a comeback in Australian waters

July 27th, 2015

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A review of the scientific research on the recovery of Australia’s humpback whale populations has revealed that they are increasing at a remarkable rate and that the increase is among the highest documented worldwide, according to a paper published in the journal, Marine Policy.

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Whitby Falls Farm progressing well

June 22nd, 2015

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Murdoch University’s $3 million investment to restore Whitby Falls Farm in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has been completed.

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Preparing your pets for winter storms

May 11th, 2015


During Storm Awareness Week, May 11 to 18, the Murdoch University Pet Emergency Centre is reminding owners that they need to consider the welfare of their pets and be ready for the onset of storm season.

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Hawaiian spinner dolphins need sheltered bays for rest

April 28th, 2015

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Spinner dolphins found off the Kona Coast, Hawai’i Island need sheltered bays for rest and protection from predators, researchers from Murdoch University and Duke University have found.

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Tagging and scanning for feral pigs

April 17th, 2015

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Feral pigs are increasingly becoming a problem in Australia’s forests. Murdoch researchers are using GPS tracking and thermal imagery in an attempt to learn more about these cryptic creatures which are difficult to study. The pigs pose a threat to Australia’s natural ecosystems, landscapes and biodiversity values, impacting on the environment and agricultural resources through […]

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India and Australia join forces to tackle plant pests

April 8th, 2015

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The WA State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) at Murdoch University and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Dehli have each received $200,000 from the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund to fight one of the most destructive groups of plant pests in the world.

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