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  • Professor Stephen Swearer

    School of BioSciences, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne

  1. 1 August 2018 - Public Affairs

    Why the plastic bag backflip is a bad idea

    Coles supermarket has reversed its ban on plastic bags: University of Melbourne experts explore the impact and what it means for Coles.

  2. 16 February 2018 - Science Matters

    Protecting our coasts naturally

    University of Melbourne scientists are trialling nature-based coastal defence systems (mussel reefs and mangrove forests) in Port Phillip Bay.

  3. 17 August 2017 - Science Matters

    Farmed salmon are deaf – and now we know why

    University of Melbourne scientists have discovered why farmed salmon are three times more likely to be deaf; raising concerns over animal welfare in aquaculture

  4. 18 May 2017 - Science Matters

    The Aliens among us

    Alien: Covenant is scary enough as a film. But University of Melbourne experts find examples of some terrifying Alien-esque animals living among us on Earth.

  5. 4 May 2017 - Science Matters

    When good animals make bad decisions

    Human impact on the environment is tricking animals into ecological traps, where attractive habitats hide a big risk as University of Melbourne research finds.

  6. 28 April 2016 - Science Matters

    Farmed salmon hard of hearing

    Half of the world's farmed Atlantic salmon suffer from earbone deformities and associated hearing loss, according to new research.

  7. 6 January 2016 - Science Matters

    Meet Australia’s newest freshwater fish

    Take a look at 20 of Australia's newest freshwater fish, discovered in the remote Kimberley region by University of Melbourne researchers.

  8. 6 January 2016 - Science Matters

    Discovered: A treasure trove of new fish

    Researchers have discovered 20 new species of freshwater fish in Australia's remote Kimberley region - and had to fend off an angry crocodile in the process