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Lizard's come-hither behaviour attracts from a distance
The females of a reclusive endangered lizard species may be increasing their chances of finding a mate by engaging in unusual behaviour which attracts males from up to 100m away.
Long-gone bacteria blows the whistle on gold deposits
Modern science is shining light on Jurassic rock, associating the organic remains of ancient bacteria with an increased likelihood of striking gold.
'Island' grevillea drifts through time
Genetic testing of the bird-pollinated Grevillea georgeana (Proteaceae) on 'terrestrial islands' in WA has found most are so isolated that their evolution has become driven by genetic drift.
Kimberley reef life considered on a microscopic level
Using cutting-edge genomic analyses researchers are investigating how the Kimberley marine environment's unique conditions affect organism movement in the region.
Solving the seagrass mystery
The waters of the Bardi Jawi Indigenous Protection Area (IPA), 160km north of Broome, are paradise for seagrass: warm water, lots of light and a pristine, protected environment means these seagrasses grow fast, so why are ...
Citizen science and technology team up to wipe out Kimberley weed
Citizen science and technology have combined to eradicate the ornamental rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) from the area surrounding the Fitzroy River, in the Kimberley.
Pedestrian fauna opt for shorter underpasses
If anyone ever asks 'why did the bandicoot cross the road?', you would never guess the answer would be 'because the underpass was short', but it seems local researchers have proved just that.
New tech measures offshore infrastructure grounding issues
A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) device designed to measure friction between infrastructure and seabeds has opened the door for economical on-site testing.
Fire linked to dieback spread
Fire has the potential to increase the range and severity of Phytophthora dieback in native plant communities infected with the disease, suggests a study at the Stirling Range National Park near Albany.
Trawling for fish and scooping up public opinion
The idea of bycatch, or marine creatures being unintentionally captured by commercial fishing gears, has long proved to be a point of contention for the Australian public.