ANU North Australia Research Unit

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  • ANU North Australia Research Unit

The ANU North Australian Research Unit (NARU) campus is a research facility in the Northern Territory with accommodation and other resources for researchers working in north Australia and the surrounding region.

NARU campus is about a 15km drive from Darwin city and about 8km drive from Darwin International Airport.

Fiddler Crab research

The Fiddler Crab researchers from the Backwell lab at the ANU Research Scool of Biology base their field studies from the University’s North Australia Research Unit in Darwin for four months of the year (September - Christmas).

Researchers work and help each other designing experiments and in the field, and there’s time for leisure activities too.

Each season sees a different set of researchers, and some make friends for life with the people they study with in Darwin.

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