Western Australia’s Fitzroy River flow critical for survival of endangered sawfish

Changing water levels in Western Australia’s Fitzroy River are impacting freshwater sawfish growth and survival, new…

Tiniest kangaroo under symposium spotlight

The tiniest kangaroo – Hypsiprymnodon moschatus, which is found on rainforest floors in Australia’s wet tropics and weighs…

Animals lose fear of predators after they start living near people

Animals lose fear of predators rapidly after they start encountering humansMost wild animals show a suite…

Wolves have been caring for the pack for at least 1.3m years

Family care? Healed injuries suggest social behavior in ancestral wolvesNew specimens from Ice Age of China…

Frogs Surviving the Flames: Citizen Scientists Reveal Frogs’ Initial Response to ‘Black Summer’ Bushfires

New research from the Australian Museum (AM) and UNSW Sydney published today in Conservation Science and Practise…

Blue whales change their tune when it’s breeding season

Blue whales change their tune before migratingWhile parsing through years of recorded blue whale songs looking…

Landmark release sees bilbies return to Sturt National Park in NSW

Bilbies are once again bounding in Sturt National Park more than a century after they were…

Dog brains do not prefer faces

Dog Brains Do Not Prefer Faces Unlike human brains, dog brains do not contain face-sensitive areasEven…

Megalodons were truly the biggest fish in the sea

A new study shows that the body size of the iconic gigantic or megatooth shark, about…

Decoy smart turtle eggs leave illegal traffickers with egg on their face

Tracking sea turtle egg traffickers with GPS-enabled decoy eggsBy placing 3D-printed and GPS-enabled decoy sea turtle…

Scientists shed light on how praying mantises use the element of surprise to survive

A new study has for the first time illuminated the evolutionary history of the bizarre anti-predator…

Unregulated reptile trade could be the next step towards biodiversity collapse

Scale of online reptile trade revealedApproximately 36% of all known reptile species are sold online, reports…

Stick ‘em up: new test can detect crown-of-thorns starfish as quickly as a home pregnancy kit

Researchers at the Australian Institute of Marine Science have developed a dipstick test that can detect…

Doggy diets and training may not boost brain power in elderly pets

Diet and prior training show no impact on cognitive decline in aging pet dogsNew study has…

Native stinging tree toxins match the pain of spiders and scorpions

The painful toxins wielded by a giant Australian stinging tree are surprisingly similar to the venom…

Biggest fish in the sea are girls

Female whale sharks grow more slowly than males but end up being larger, research suggests.A decade-long…

Lyrical lyrebird recognised as hard-working engineer

Researchers from La Trobe University have discovered the superb lyrebird – famous for its extraordinary vocal…

Scorpions a clue to restoring ecosystems

Researchers from La Trobe University have found that, in the absence of natural predators such as…

Older male elephants are up to the tusk

Older male elephants may have important roles to play as experienced leaders to younger males when…

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