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Giant sunfish species eludes discovery for centuries

July 20th, 2017

An elusive new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered by an international team of researchers led by a Murdoch University PhD student. Marianne Nyegaard from the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences uncovered the new species while researching the population genetics of ocean sunfish in the Indo-pacific region. The previously undescribed species has been named the Hoodwinker Sunfish (Mola tecta).

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Athletes not slowed by dehydration

October 1st, 2013

New research led by Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University has shed new light on a long-held belief that dehydration causes a decrease in high-level athletic performance.

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Can Western Australia get smart on energy use?

June 20th, 2013

A Murdoch University researcher has examined the benefits and challenges of adopting Smart Meters in Western Australia as the state’s peak energy use continues to rise.

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