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Cameras detect 'extinct' wallabies near Broome
Yawuru Country Managers have found a spectacled hare wallaby (Lagorchestes conspicillatus) population, a species which for the last decade was feared to be locally extinct at Roebuck Plains, adjacent to Broome.
Citizen scientists home in on crab menace
Perth fishermen have helped stop a 'nasty' crab invading West Australian waters which could have devastated local marine biodiversity.
Company powers up with food waste
Garden products company Richgro is using Western Australian food waste to power their operations in a new zero-waste system.
Native shrub offers dining option in drier months
Farmers may be able to ensure their sheep have continuing feed during Australia's long, dry summers thanks to a model which can forecast the growth of a particular native shrub.
Genetics denote feral cat source
Feral cats arrived on Dirk Hartog Island in two separate waves, but are now reproductively isolated, according to genetic analysis.
Cave-dwelling pseudoscorpions evolve in isolation
Scientists studying pseudoscorpions living in aquifers in north-west Australia have found each aquifer is home to unique species that evolved in isolation, despite having a common ancestor.
Mid West site turns up diverse flora and fauna fossils
Preliminary sampling at a Mid West shale outcrop has turned up one of the most diverse collections of early Triassic fossils ever recorded.
Hair-degrading fungus comes under the microscope
A forensic biologist has revealed some process involved in hair degradation previously associated with the dead can exist in hairs on the living.
Archaeologists unearth ancient coins and dietary options
Finding a cache of 2200-year-old coins buried in the remains of an Egyptian house sparked honours student Liesel Gentelli's interest in coins, inspiring her to pursue postgraduate studies in forensics.
Pushing Western Australia's reef fish bounty into the limelight
From the tropical waters of the Kimberley to the temperate coast of Esperance, Western Australia is home to more than a thousand reef fish species.
Scrubbers should offset residue accumulation
A leading applied engineer says suitably-designed intake scrubbers would improve the operation of air heaters in coal-fired boilers, and reduce acid rain-causing emissions.
Blowholes and caves surprise on Nullarbor geological survey
Detailed systematic surveys of large areas of the Nullarbor Plain have revealed a concentration of thousands of blowholes, flank margin caves and connected horizontal passages.
"Bioleaching" bugs present viable mining method
Salt and acid-tolerant bacteria with the potential to be used in mining processing have been uncovered in the Wheatbelt.
Grain-fed cattle linked to tougher beef
Finishing beef cattle on grain leads to higher body temperatures before and after slaughter, which can diminish meat quality, research says.
Cropping research takes advantage of divergent growth patterns
Agricultural scientists are sowing winter grain crops such as wheat into established summer-growing perennial grasses to try and boost soil quality and improve water use while maintaining crop yields and ...