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Sawfish Behavior Leads To Species Own Decline
2012-03-06 05:58:15

[ Watch the Video ] A team of researchers led by Barbara Wueringer of the University of Queensland, Australia have been studying the feeding habits of the freshwater-dwelling sawfish Pristis microdon. The researchers found that when the sawfish feeds, it uses electrosensors in its long snout to detect the location of the prey in the water. The sawfish swipes, several times per second, at its prey with a side to side motion with enough force to saw the fish in half. The sawfish would...

Google Teaming Up With Scientific Survey To Show Off Great Barrier Reef
2012-02-23 14:10:01

Researchers have partnered with Google in an effort to allow anyone with Internet access to take a virtual tour of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The Catlin Seaview Survey announced that it will carry out the first comprehensive study of the composition and health of reef coral to an unprecedented depth range. The project's chief scientists, Ove Hoegh Guldberg, a professor at the University of Queensland, said scientific data gathered would help strengthen the understanding about how...

2012-01-18 08:00:00

Bobzio.com, a Cape San Blas Florida Vacation Rental home, homeexchange and service provider co-op, offers a free option for marketing vacation homes and travel oriented services to travelers. The Bobzio Top Vacation Rental Value in Clifton Beach, Australia is The Colonial House. Cairns Queensland, Australia (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 Bobzio.com is a Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals & Homeexchanges Co-op offering a free platform where vacation home owners, home exchangers and travelers can...

2012-01-11 10:06:44

Social media sites Twitter and Facebook played a key role in disseminating information during the 2011 Queensland floods. This is the finding of a new report released today by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), and available from http://cci.edu.au/. CCI researchers Assoc. Professor Axel Bruns and Dr Jean Burgess from Queensland University of Technology and Assoc. Prof. Kate Crawford and Frances Shaw from the University of New South Wales focused...

Pot Use Highest In Australia, New Zealand
2012-01-08 06:18:43

Australia and New Zealand have the highest rate of marijuana and amphetamine use in the world, according to a new study published last week in the medical journal The Lancet. According to Matt Seigel of the New York Times, the study, which was co-authored by University of New South Wales professor Louisa Degenhardt and University of Queensland professor Wayne Hall, claims that nearly 15% of the combined 15- to 64-year-old population had used some form of marijuana in 2009. Those...

Australia Waters Harbor Hybrid Sharks
2012-01-03 08:09:49

Marine scientists from the University of Queensland have discovered hybridized sharks off Australia´s east coast, leading them to believe that some of these predatory beasts display a tendency to interbreed, challenging long-standing scientific theories regarding shark behavior. This is the first time scientists have confirmed a substantial number of hybrid sharks off Australia´s coast, speculating that it may be an adaptation or reaction to climate change; and scientists now...

2012-01-02 00:00:00

After a successful 2011, Oracle Digital announces plans to expand their operations into the Australian Eastern states. Perth, Australia (PRWEB) January 02, 2012 SEO Company Oracle Digital announces their planned expansion into several Australian Eastern states including Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. This comes after a hugely successful year for their mainly Perth based customer base. SEO (search engine optimisation) is a hot topic right now, and with the number of...


Latest Queensland Reference Libraries

Northern Quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus
2014-05-19 11:54:09

The northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus), known by many other names including the satanellus and the northern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range extends from southeast Queensland to the Pilbara region in Western Australia. It prefers to reside in open rocky ranges and eucalypt forest. The northern quoll is the smallest of all Australian quoll species, with females reaching an average body length between 9.8 and 12.2 inches with a weight of up to...

Dainty Green Tree Frog, Litoria gracilenta
2013-10-09 11:31:55

The Dainty Green Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta), known also as the Graceful Tree Frog, is a tree frog that is native to eastern Queensland, and north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. It ranges from northern Cape York in Queensland to Gosford in New South Wales, with a small and most likely introduced population in Hornsby Heights in Sydney. It is the faunal emblem of the City of Brisbane. It is a slender and medium sized frog, reaching a length of 1.8 inches. It features a rich green...

Yellow-bellied Glider, Petaurus australis
2013-08-16 10:22:01

The yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis) is a species of gliding possum that can be found in eastern areas of Australia. Its range extends from Victoria to northern Queensland. It prefers a habitat within eucalypt forests, at elevations of up to 2,296 feet above sea level. This species holds two recognized subspecies, one of which is locally common and one that is rare to encounter. The yellow-bellied glider can reach an average body length of 11.8 inches, with an average tail length...

Whiptail Wallaby, Macropus parryi
2013-06-07 13:25:42

The whiptail wallaby or pretty-faced wallaby (Macropus parryi) is a member of the Macropodidae family that can be found in eastern areas of Australia. Its range extends from Cooktown, Queensland to Grafton, New South Wales. This species is light in color, with grey to brown fur occurring on most of its body. The chest is typically black or white in color, and the face holds black stripes underlined by white stripes. This species receives its common name, the pretty-faced wallaby, from these...

Lemur-like Ringtail Possum
2013-04-30 14:16:43

The lemur-like ringtail possum (Hemibelideus lemuroides), also known as the brushy-tailed ringtail or the lemuroid ringtail possum, is the sole member of its genus. It is most closely related to the greater glider. Its range is small, encompassing the area between Cairns and Ingham in Queensland, Australia, with one small population occurring on Carbine Tableland. Its bushy tail helps distinguish it from other ringtail possums, and the lack of membrane under the arms and legs help distinguish...

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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'