Category Archives: Latest News

New paper shows pups from same shark mother can have many fathers

Madeline Green (PhD student) is the lead author on a study showing that litters of shark pups can have many fathers. The study compared litters from Scalloped Hammerhead and Grey Reef sharks and found it was more common with Hammerheads. Read more here or look it up Green, M. E., Appleyard, S. A., White, W. T., Tracey, S. […]

PhD student Sam Williams wins international travel award

PhD student Sam Williams will be supported by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation to attend an international conference and study tour in Canada. The award is for young future leaders in the Australian recreational fishing community. The bursary includes attendance to the World Recreational Fishing Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and a study tour following the conference. Topics to […]

Louis Bernatchez Seminars – Friday 10th March 2017

Come along to one or both of Louis’ seminars on Friday, 10th March 2017. Speaker: Louis Bernatchez (2016 Molecular Ecology Prize recipient),  Institut de Biologie Intégrative et des Systèmes (IBIS), Université Laval, Québec, Canada When: 10:30am Title: Population genomics for conservation and management of aquatic resources: have the promises been fulfilled? Location:  Ecosciences Precinct, 41 Boggo Road , Dutton […]

Genetics defines Australian east coast pink snapper stocks

MFL research associate Jess Morgan has been working on pink snapper (Chrysophrys auratus) with colleagues from the Queensland Government. Jess’ work has estimated of the number of populations of snapper and how they overlap. This new information is essential for the sustainable exploitation of this popular commercial and recreational species. More information can be found here. […]

MFL provides new information for sustainable management of longnose skates

A team of MFL researchers, led by PhD student Ms. Carolina Vargas-Caro, has published new information to assist with the sustainable exploitation of Chilean skates. As a fishery resource, skates are susceptible to overexploitation. They often occur in shallow inshore areas making them easily accessible to fishers. Their rate of reproduction is slow and the number of […]

Apply now for funding for research on marine vertebrates

The SeaWorld Research and Rescue Foundation funds Australian-based research on marine vertebrates. The funds are ideal for postgraduate research, but are also popular amongst academic and government researchers. Applications for funds are assessed in a two-step process; an expression of interest (EOI, due 1 April 2017) then a full proposal if the EOI is assessed favourably […]

World pays attention to research on shark reproduction

The recent article on switch from sexual to asexual reproduction in zebra sharks has achieved a high altimetric attention score. It was in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altimetrics. Christine Dudgeon’s achievement shows that workers who divide their time between science and family duties can make important contributions to both. Photo: Chris and […]