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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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Sharks evolved aircraft-like attributes to suit habitats

November 8th, 2017

A bull shark (Credit: Associate Professor David Morgan)

Shark species have evolved diverse physical attributes to help them thrive in different ocean ecosystems.

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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 v crocodiles and bull sharks

April 12th, 2017

A freshwater crocodile preying on a freshwater sawfish in the Kimberley (Picture provided by David Woods, WA Department of Parks and Wildlife)

Murdoch scientists have shown the critically endangered sawfish found in the Kimberley region must contend with threats from two species of crocodiles and bull sharks.

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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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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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