News tagged with prawns

Prawns return to Perth rivers

Prawns are returning to WA's beloved Swan and Canning Rivers thanks to a recent restocking program that has now seen 4.5 million juvenile western school prawns (Metapenaeus dalli) released into the iconic waterways.

dateJul 05, 2016 in Ecology
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Prawn spawn secrets unlocked in 3D images

Discovering the secrets of how one of the world's most popular prawn species produces sperm and transfers it to create the next generation could help free aquaculture from reliance on brood stock from the wild.

dateMay 16, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Science maximises prawn restocking success

Murdoch University scientists involved in a project to restock the Swan and Canning Rivers with Western School Prawns have identified a key predator of the juveniles and are using their research findings to maximise prawn ...

dateMar 08, 2016 in Ecology
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Prawns reveal the secrets of innovation

Small and hungry prawns are more likely to be resourceful in the face of adversity than their less desperate counterparts according to new research published today in the journal PLOS ONE. However the study found that size ...

dateOct 21, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Prawn restocking program put to the test

Researchers from Murdoch University, led by Professor Neil Loneragan and Dr James Tweedley, have joined the latest effort to boost prawn populations in the Swan-Canning estuary.

dateFeb 06, 2014 in Ecology
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'Perfect' food for 'perfect' prawns

Australian researchers have developed a food additive for farmed prawns that will mean prawn lovers will have access to more sustainable prawns that still taste great.

dateJul 31, 2013 in Ecology
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Ship noise makes crabs get crabby

A study published today in Biology Letters found that ship noise affects crab metabolism, with largest crabs faring worst, and found little evidence that crabs acclimatise to noise over time.

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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'Shell-shocked' crabs can feel pain

The latest study by Professor Bob Elwood and Barry Magee from Queen's School of Biological Sciences looked at the reactions of common shore crabs to small electrical shocks, and their behaviour after experiencing those shocks. ...

dateJan 16, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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