School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

Murdoch student aims to boost dolphin tourism in Bunbury

January 8th, 2018

Swimming with dolphins and other encounters with these enchanting mammals are the subject of research by a Murdoch honours student that aims to boost tourism in Bunbury.

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Genetic research breakthrough to boost barley production

December 21st, 2017

Grain growers are celebrating a recent breakthrough by Murdoch University researchers that will lead to a boost in future barley production.

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Make yourself heard in blue swimmer crab survey

December 20th, 2017

Blue swimmer crab: A new online survey will guide future management of the fishery

If you love to fish for blue swimmer crabs, your views are wanted by Murdoch University researchers.

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Murdoch scientists team up with primary school to catch elusive goldfish

December 18th, 2017

Gold rush: Dr Stephen Beatty nets goldfish after electrofishing at Duggan

Murdoch University fish researchers have joined forces with Year 6 pupils at a south west primary school to eradicate feral goldfish from a local waterway.

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Mobile clinic helps control dogs in outback WA

December 12th, 2017

Murdoch University mobile veterinary clinics have helped control unwanted dog populations and protect community health in rural and remote Western Australia.

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Scientific detective work uncovers historic sunfish mix up

December 6th, 2017

An investigation by a Murdoch University PhD student has resulted in Australia losing its 130 year claim to its unique sunfish species.

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Research seeks to restore degraded farmland

December 1st, 2017

Can you restore unviable, degraded agricultural land by planting native trees and provide benefits to biodiversity and the environment?

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Space-inspired whale shark study unravels constellations of the oceans

November 30th, 2017

Whale shark

Citizen science has combined with NASA ingenuity to reveal more secrets about one of the most awe-inspiring creatures in our oceans – whale sharks.

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$2.35m research funding to improve lamb survival

November 29th, 2017

From left to right Caroline Jacobson, Sarah Blumer, Serina Hancock and Amy Lockwood

Three Murdoch University research projects, which aim to improve reproductive outcomes in sheep and lambs, have won funding worth $2.35 million from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

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Conservation call on sawfish nursery

November 17th, 2017

Green Sawfish

Murdoch University researchers have identified an important nursery for a critically endangered species of sawfish and are calling for conservation efforts to be focused there.

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