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Cane toad advance aids Kimberley bird numbers

It is difficult to imagine a positive outcome from the spread of the highly destructive cane toad into the Kimberley (Rhinella marinus) but research shows with the toad's spread some animal numbers may be increasing, including ...

dateNov 09, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Distressed damsels cry for help

In a world first study researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden and James Cook University in Australia and have found that prey fish captured by predators release chemical cues that acts as a 'distress call", dramatically ...

dateOct 27, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Researchers find that some guppies can count

The humble guppy may not look like the smartest fish in the school, but research conducted by Associate Professor Culum Brown, from the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, and colleagues from the University ...

dateOct 28, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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