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What Fitbit tech and algorithms can reveal about lemon sharks

March 13th, 2018

Dr Lauran Brewster

Murdoch University researchers have used Fitbit-like accelerometer technology and an algorithm to understand more about the behaviours of wild juvenile lemon sharks.

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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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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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Goldfish could use estuaries as ‘saltbridge’ to spread between rivers

September 19th, 2017

River raider: Goldfish could be using estuaries as a

Goldfish invaders have been discovered in Australian estuaries, meaning they can tolerate salty water and can potentially use it to move between river systems.

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Deadly fish pathogen detected in Australia

September 16th, 2017

Deadly discovery: Wild catfishes from the Tully River were found to carry the pathogen

A dangerous pathogen, which caused devastating losses in the aquaculture industry in the United States, has been detected in wild Australian catfish for the first time.

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Sawfish exposed as the ultimate stealth hunter

March 23rd, 2017

Sawfish rostrum

New research has revealed the lethal side swipes of sawfishes’ distinctive rostra are barely detectable to their prey.

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Review showcases unique south west estuaries

February 27th, 2017

An Australian estuary (picture by Bryn Farmer)

The unique characteristics of estuaries in the south west of Australia have been highlighted by Murdoch University scientists.

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Two whale sharks and their 22 year annual WA pilgrimage

October 4th, 2016

Stumpy and swimmer Photo by Indian Ocean Imagery

Dr Brad Norman and Associate Professor David Morgan from the Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research and their collaborators, have been photographing Stumpy and Zorro at Ningaloo since 1994. The researchers believe the whale sharks are the longest studied individual wild sharks in the world.

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Game of catfish and mouse in Pilbara river

August 18th, 2016

A lesser salmon catfish (Pic: Murdoch University)

Large catfish in a desert river in the Pilbara are eating native mice when available, Murdoch University researchers have found.

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It’s not just Ningaloo: whale sharks shown to favour much of the WA coastline

April 5th, 2016

Whale shark (Pic by Brad Norman)

New research published in the journal Pacific Conservation Biology reveals whale sharks are distributed further along the WA coastline than previously understood.

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