Earlier this month, the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) responded on a mass dolphin stranding at Two Peoples Bay Nature on Western Australia’s south coast. After assessing the situation, DEC decided it would be best to give the 100-150 spotted dolphins a chance to get out on their own.
For one baggage handler of a Qantas flight, his routine job procedure turned into a wild adventure when he found a crocodile roaming the cargo area of a plane. The croc had been travelling from within Australia and had somehow managed to wriggle itself out of its sealed container!
Dolphins can easily learn to beg for food from humans by closely observing other dolphins. This has been the finding of a decade long research conducted by Murdoch University Cetacean Research Group (MUCRU) and the Conservation Medicine Program.
In the 19th century Macquarie Island, between Australia and Antarctica, was known for its abundant seal and king penguin population and this attracted sealers to set their base here and extract the prized ‘blubber’ the oil used for lamps.
Scientists have just discovered the world’s very first hybrid shark off the eastern coast of Australia– and it wasn’t created with science!
If you happen to have more than one child or know of someone that does, then you probably know that no two children do anything on the same timeline. So how is it that dozens of baby turtles all hatch within minutes of each other? By communicating, of course!
Since last Saturday rescuers at Tasmania’s northwest coast have been trying hard to save the lives of whales stuck on the beach. Unfortunately rough weather is making their task harder and the struggle to save 2 of the huge sperm whale continues even as 22 of these sea creatures died on the sandbanks.
The Little Penguins of Australia have a new guarding angel – An English Springer Spaniel named Eco which has been given the important task of looking after the penguins and also protecting them from predators like fox at the last remaining little penguin colony in NSW.
KERPLUNK! That is the most dreaded noise for a golfer to hear, as it means his ball has decided to take a dive into a golf course’s water hazard. However, a golf course in Australia has really put the ‘hazard’ in water hazard – their golf course has six man-eating bull sharks living in it.
The Tasmanian devil population was dropped by 60% since 1996. The culprit – Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease, which is thought to be spread due to biting while mating. And a new study shows that one of the proposed solutions to the problem – culling (removing the diseased animals from the population) – is ineffective.