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Goldfields ant nests under surveillance for elusive butterfly
Researchers searching for the rare arid bronze azure butterfly (Ogyris subterrestris petrina), which recently had its conservation status upgraded to critically endangered, are utilising existing data on ant nests to find ...
'Noisy' Perth Canyon awash with underwater chorus
The Perth Canyon—the underwater chasm that is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon—is teeming with noises made by whales, fish, the weather and passing ships according to a long-running study.
ASKAP seeks out hydrogen content in distant galaxies
Ten billion years ago galaxies were brimming over with cold hydrogen gas, and stars were forming from this medium at ten times the rate of current galaxies, so what happened?
Silent extinctions on coral reefs
There is a ray of hope in the face of dire predictions about the future of coral reefs, with the prospect that species can shift their distribution ranges to survive climate change.
The nutrition behind good sperm
Males with low sperm quality probably won't get much help from dining down on fish oil supplements and a bag of carrots, recent aquatic-based research suggests.
Smartphones and PDA's may add to toxic substance exposure
Lifestyle factors including breastfeeding and diet may impact on expecting mothers' exposure to persistent toxic substances (PTS) including metals commonly found in electronic devices, according to a study into environmental ...
Kings Park reptiles resilient in face of fire
Kings Park's reptile population has overcome 20 years of bushfire, urbanisation and feral predation to maintain similar species diversity to that recorded in 1995.
Rehabilitation plant unmasked as common saltbush
Scientists investigating the genetic status of the land rehabilitation and fodder plant eyres green saltbush (Chenopodioideae) have revealed that it is in fact the common shrub old man saltbush (Atriplex nummularia).
Fishing catch research pinpoints best assessment method
Edith Cowan University researchers are working on tools to improve future fishing management and conservation by developing effective geostatistical methods with which to model the spatial distributions of recreational fishing ...
El Nino to bring cool relief to Western Australian waters
The widely publicised El Niño weather pattern set to cause dire warming conditions in eastern Australia this year is expected to have the opposite effect on WA waters.