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Masterchef technique found to be a lifesaver for endangered sea turtle eggs

Monash University scientists have made the unlikely discovery that a popular Masterchef technique can protect the eggs of endangered sea turtles during transport.

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Scientists look for a new culprit for decreasing turtle birth rates

A 20-year study on the hatchling habits of the leatherback turtle has concluded with a call for further research after scientists were unable to attribute dwindling numbers to climate change.

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World Environ Day

Monash University experts available – World Environment Day 5 June

The following Monash University experts are available for comment on subjects relating to World Environment Day 5 June 2017

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Unborn rays traumatised when their mothers are captured: world-first study finds

The stress of unintentional fishing capture has a detrimental impact not only on pregnant rays, but also their unborn offspring, research that is the first of its kind in the world has found.

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New tech view on seal conservation

For the first time, researchers have used drone technology to monitor the size and well-being of an iconic seal colony near Philip Island in Victoria.

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The worlds largest turtle - the leatherback sea turtle - is critically endangered.

Evolutionary egg question answered: turtle goo reduces oxygen

Some reptile species give birth to live young, but turtles have never evolved this ability. New research is revealing why. PhD student Dr Anthony Rafferty, Associate Professor Richard Reina and...

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The worlds largest turtle - the leatherback sea turtle - is critically endangered.

Evolutionary egg question answered: turtle goo reduces oxygen

Some reptile species give birth to live young, but turtles have never evolved this ability. New research is revealing why. PhD student Dr Anthony Rafferty, Associate Professor Richard Reina and...

Research