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Tags to track and preserve Mary River turtles

Researchers from Charles Darwin University (CDU) are trying to find a solution to help recover the Mary River turtle population by tracking their movements with an acoustic device.

Aerial view of beach with people and boats, mountains in background

Eating and talking fish in Timor-Leste

In Timor-Leste – a small country located 600 km to the northeast of Darwin – fish and other aquatic foods are fundamental to the livelihoods of many families.

Man with back to camera facing burning grass

DCBR and RIEL featured on Channel 10

Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research (DCBR) and Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) fire research will be featured on Advancing Australia, Channel 10, Saturday 5 June at 6 pm.

Charles Darwin University research associate Dr Amanda Lilleyman with a Far Eastern Curlew, the focus of her research in the Top End

A farewell to migrating shorebirds and their champion

It’s the time of year when thousands of migratory shorebirds take off from Top End coasts and fly north – some as far as the Arctic Circle.

They will return around October, but one of their strongest advocates, Dr Amanda Lilleyman, is also leaving Darwin.

Carpet python

Data shows Darwin a tropical paradise for snakes

Data analysed by a Charles Darwin University researcher has confirmed Darwin is a tropical paradise for snakes, harbouring more different species than any other capital city in the country. 

a shrimp called Parisia unguis

Scientists’ outback fishing trip discovers exotic catch

Research scientists from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO and Charles Darwin University used fishing rods and handlines to plumb the depths of underground aquifers in the Northern Territory revealing a diverse variety of tiny aquatic animals known as stygofauna, mostly between 0.3 and 10 millimetres in length.

Dr Veronica Toral-Granda 2

Galapagos expert to highlight links on Darwin Day

An expert insight into life on the Galapagos Islands will be the highlight of Charles Darwin University’s annual Darwin Day celebrations tomorrow.

Drones to deliver health services

Drones to deliver health services

In a first for the Territory, drones will be used to deliver health care into remote communities across the NT.

Giant Manta Ray

Sharks and rays facing unprecedented extinction risk

A Charles Darwin University sharks and ray expert has joined a team from across the globe to inform a ground-breaking new study finding oceanic sharks and rays face unprecedented extinction risk from overfishing.