Tag Archives: Australia

GREAT REEF PICTURES

October 2007

Super pictures of life on coral reef in Australia.

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Filed under Fish, Images, Oceans

HOMING CROCS!

September 2007

Crocodiles are a problem for people in Australia, so they are regularly moved to less-densely populated areas. Trouble is, they seem to be coming back. This study in PLoS ONE (open access) used satellite tracking to show that some of them travelled over 400km. The question is – how do they do it, and why? BBC summary here.

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DO DINGOS GOOD?

November 2006

A new study suggests that the decline in Australian marsupials may have been partly caused by the decline in the numbers of the top predator – the dingo.

BBC summary article here; original article here (open access).

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Filed under Ecology (scientific), Extinction, Mammals, Marsupials