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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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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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Scientists circle the Great White

It is hard to think of a creature more maligned in popular culture than the Great White shark. It rarely comes in contact with humans but is often described as a man-eater and every child knows to hum the "shark" theme from ...

dateAug 15, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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