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Sea snakes avoid predators by “seeing” tails

New research has revealed the fascinating adaptation of some Australian sea snakes that helps protect their vulnerable paddle-shaped tails from predators. An international study led by the University of Adelaide shows that several species of Australian sea snakes can sense light on their tail skin, prompting them to withdraw their tails under shelter. The study […]

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Jenna Crowe-Riddell is a finalist for Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards

Jenna Crowe-Riddell is a finalist for the University of Adelaide STEM Award, in the Channel 9 Young Achievers Award. These awards highlight and award young people for significant contributions in their categories. There is a people’s choice component of these awards: so please vote for her through this Facebook poll  https://www.facebook.com/SAYoungAchiever/app/126231547426086/?app_data=%7B%7D Jenna is currently completing […]

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Beyond the Elevator Pitch: How do we engage people in Science?

This is a guest post by PhD candidate Jenna Crowe-Riddell (@jcroweriddell), who participated in the Science Communication competition Fresh Science. Imagine you’re standing on a stage holding a lit party sparkler and you’ve been told to explain your research in the time it takes for the sparkler to go out. Oh, and your family, friends and supervisor […]

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Jenna Crowe-Riddell chosen as a 2017 Fresh Scientist

Fresh Science is a national competition helping early-career researchers to become spokespeople for science. As part of the program EMCR will receive three days of science communication training and present at the Fresh Science in the Pub event. Jenna Crowe-Riddell is a Fulbright Scholar and is currently completing her PhD with Dr Kate Sanders who is a Future Fellow and Senior […]

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#STEMSelfie celebrates women in science

Who run the world? Women in STEM! And now social media is behind a push to celebrate the amazing women contributing to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.The #STEMSelfies campaign challenges stereotypes of what it means to be a scientist. The campaign encourages women in STEM to take selfies promoting their great work.The […]

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eScience. Seasnakes sensitive to underwater vibrations

Snakes scare the bejeezus out of many people and seasnakes even more so. It’s therefore no surprise that conservation efforts so often neglect our underwater serpent friends. It turns out though that seasnakes are far more impressive than we thought and are basically Jedi of the ocean. Seasnakes have a sensory organ on their head which […]

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Sea snakes swim their way to media glory

Research by the Environment Institute’s Jenna Crowe-Riddell has made international headlines, following media coverage of her research into sea snakes in Science Daily, Australian Geographic, Cosmos Magazine and more. The research, which was published in Open Biology, uncovered an extra sense for sea-dwelling snakes. “Land snakes and many lizards have small raised structures on the […]

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Media Release: Sea snakes have extra sense for water living

The move from life on land to life in the sea has led to the evolution of a new sense for sea snakes, a University of Adelaide-led study suggests. The international team, led by researchers in the University’s School of Biological Sciences, studied tiny and poorly understood structures on the heads of snakes called ‘scale […]

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2016 Australian-American Fulbright Scholarship

The Environment Institute would like to congratulate Jenna Crowe-Riddell for receiving a 2016 Australian-American Fulbright Scholarship to study at the University of Florida later this year. Jenna is a PhD student exploring the sensory biology of sea snakes.

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Media Release: Sea snake researcher among 2016 Fulbright scholars

A University of Adelaide PhD student exploring the sensory biology of sea snakes has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to continue her studies in the United States of America. Jenna Crowe-Riddell is among just 30 to receive a 2016 Australian-American Fulbright Scholarship, and will be commencing at the University of Florida later this year to […]

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