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Different tools to deal with medfly pest

Research has revealed a management technique involving sterilising the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) is a more cost effective alternative of eradicating the pest in the face of a looming pesticide ban.

dateAug 07, 2015 in Ecology
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Lower Murray River restoration underway

A major review of the lower Murray River's action plans has identified improvements in riverbank stability and vegetation in its upper reaches but further degradation in the lower reaches.

dateAug 05, 2015 in Environment
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Science still at heart of solving MH370 mystery

The discovery of a Boeing 777 flaperon on Reunion Island has vaulted Malaysian Airlines flight 370's disappearance into world headlines again, but is intensive media interest bringing us closer to the truth?

dateAug 04, 2015 in Other
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Tracking project reveals roaming tiger sharks

THE sight of a shark's dorsal fin sticking out of the water usually strikes fear into the hearts of swimmers but for a group of WA researchers every time a tagged tiger shark's (Galeocerdo cuvier) dorsal fin stuck out of ...

dateJul 31, 2015 in Ecology
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Rescued turtles turn up new parasite

A wild turtle, left tethered to a stake through a hole stabbed into her neck, is one of five rescued western long-necked turtles (Chelodina colliei) subsequently found to host an entirely new species of Eimeria parasite.

dateJul 30, 2015 in Ecology
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