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The Northern Territory news Mon 17 Nov 2014

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Title

The Northern Territory news Mon 17 Nov 2014

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2014-11-17

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/254129

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/532687

Page content

02 NEWS MONDAY NOVEMBER 17 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 NATION: 10 Indigenous rights activists have burned six Australian flags SWITCHED ON: 12 James Spader is back on top thanks to the TV show Blacklist WORLD: 11 The Briton who beheaded several IS hostages has been injured in a strike RACING: 17 All the form from all the big races plus tips from the experts Classifieds ......................33 Comics............................32 Entertainment................12 Fishing ............................39 Just Footy ...................... 19 Mega Crossword ........... 32 Nation ............................. 10 Puzzles ........................... 29 Racing ............................. 17 Television........................13 Weather .........................39 Wicking..........................30 World ...............................11 Your Say ........................30 GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9801 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: news@ntnews.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntnews.com.au Darwin ULP Average: 155.2 Lowest: 154.3 Multiple locations Diesel Average: 160.3 Lowest: 159.7 Alice Springs ULP: 174.7 Diesel171.8 Katherine ULP: 155.6 Diesel: 162.1 Tennant Creek ULP: 173.7 Diesel: 177.3 Have you spotted a cheaper price today? Send us a message on Facebook or email us at news@ntnews. com.au FUEL WATCH Do you have a news photo or a story tip? If so, we want to hear from you! News hotline: 8944 9724 Send your news photos to: news@ntnews.com.au Include your contact details and a brief description. All emails should be not more than five megabytes. www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise 2014 CROC CAPTURES www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise 1 9 8254 DNA lines up in bid to farm bigger barra SELECTIVE breeding could mean Territorians catch bigger barramundi, scientists believe. But the technology will be used mostly to improve farming prospects. Scientists from James Cook University have developed a unique process which they say makes barramundi grow faster and could mean the fish reaches our dinner plates fast er. Dr Jose Domingos from JCUs Centre for Tropical Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture said the technique meant farmers would know just days after spawning if the fish would grow quickly, and which will get from larvae to the harvest gates the quickest. Dr Domingos said using current methods, some fish reached harvest maturity in 12 months, while others could take up to double that. Nobody knew why theyre in the same conditions eating the same amount of food, he said. But by using DNA and protein tests, scientists could now see the speed of cell division the higher the speed of division, the faster the fish would grow. He said it was hard to say how big the fish could grow. Barra is one of those fish that doesnt really have a limit, he said. They can live to be up to 14 years old. Dr Domingos said the largest barra he had heard of was between 130cm-140cm. But dont expect to see them that big. It wouldnt be commercially viable, he said. It would still take more than five years to reach that size, and its important commercially to have a quick turnaround. Dr Domingos said the technology would ultimately save money for farmers, thanks to a drop in production time. This technique can help reduce time to harvest by 25 per cent, he said. Fast-growing fish need less time and less food to reach that size. Dr Domingos said the fish were also heavier, in an industry where goods were sold by weight. He said this was the first selective breeding program ever introduced for barramundi. By DAMIEN McCARTNEY Turtle tale helps Mick out of writing shell CDU researcher Dr Mick Guinea has written a children's book based on his experience of saving a turtle hatchling Picture: ELISE DERWIN A CHILDRENS book on sea turtles written by a Charles Darwin University academic was inspired by his own tale. Dr Mick Guinea and coauthor Kara Lauder were conducting research in Western Australia when they came across a turtle hatchling, and saved it. He said the story was there to write, and it was a project that came about after years of curiosity about writing. Its always been my intention to write a childrens book, and working with turtles gives plenty of opportunities to write on them, he said. On that particular night, we were tagging sea turtles and we came across a hatchling at the waters edge that had fallen asleep. We werent sure if it could swim ... that series of events led to writing out the story. Monty C Turtle Learns to Swim! is a turtles journey of learning how to swim through the advice of different animals. Dr Guinea said there were biological facts running through the story but it was a tale of encouragement. Its about learning where the most unlikely people will help, there are moral parallels in there, he said. I hope whoever reads it shares in the fun. The book has found its way to popularity in Darwin swimming centres, where students are enjoying the story. Monty C Turtle Learns to Swim! is available for purchase at the CDU Bookshop. Present this original token at participating newsagents. TOKEN *Mini cookbooks 2-14 are available for $2.00 each when you buy the NT News or Sunday Territorian Total collection $45.00. Available at participating outlets while stocks last. One Mini Cookbook per original token from hardcopy (not digital) newspaper only. Collect your Easy Italian Mini Cookbook Today for just $2*