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  1. 3 July 2019 - Science Matters

    The ‘freak wave’ myth

    New University of Melbourne research finds 'freak waves’ don’t really exist and Australia’s experienced rock fishers best understand the dangers of the ocean.

  2. 10 April 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Preventing more fish deaths in the lower Darling

    A new report for the government, led by the University of Melbourne, says climate change was a cause of the recent mass fish deaths in the lower Darling River.

  3. 17 November 2017 - Science Matters

    How data can keep fish and chips on the menu

    University of Melbourne researchers have discovered one of Australia's favourite fish, Rock Flathead, is likely to grow faster as the climate warms.

  4. 18 October 2017 - Science Matters

    Helping fish fight their own battles

    University of Melbourne researchers have discovered what behaviours fish use to naturally avoid parasites, which will help develop healthier fish farms.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 2 August 2016 - Science Matters

    Hiding in plain sight

    Researchers have discovered methylmercury, a toxic form of mercury, in the ice and water around Antarctica, which could find its way into the food chain.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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