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2008-04-16 11:30:00

Deep-sea sharks have been tagged and tracked and their habitats precisely mapped in world-first research to test the conservation value of areas closed to commercial fishing.Last month scientists from the CSIRO Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship fitted acoustic tags to 50 gulper sharks, swellsharks and green eye dogfish near Port Lincoln, South Australia.They will track the shark's movements in a closed area designed to protect the gulper shark "“ a species which is severely...

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2008-02-20 14:10:00

Coated silica particles filter out toxins, pathogensTiny particles of pure silica coated with an active material could be used to remove toxic chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and other hazardous materials from water much more effectively and at lower cost than conventional water purification methods, according to researchers writing in the current issue of the International Journal of Nanotechnology.Peter Majewski and Chiu Ping Chan of the Ian Wark Research Institute, at the University of South...

2008-01-23 03:00:16

By Hofmann, H J O'Brien, S J; King, A F ABSTRACT- Newly found fossils in the Conception and St. John's groups of the Bonavista Peninsula considerably extend the known geographic distribution of the Ediacaran fossils in Newfoundland. They occur in deepwater sediments and are preserved as epireliefs, forming census populations underneath volcanic ash layers throughout a more than 1 km thick turbiditic sequence. The exposed fossiliferous units comprise the Mistaken Point, Trepassey, Fermeuse,...

2006-01-23 21:20:22

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Firefighters in three Australian states raced on Tuesday to control ferocious bushfires that have left three people dead, destroyed homes and killed tens of thousands of livestock before expected hot windy weather returns. Cooler conditions overnight allowed emergency services to make some headway in their battle against the blazes, but several massive bushfires in Victoria, Western Australia and the island state of Tasmania were still burning out of control....

2006-01-01 03:53:14

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Raging bushfires destroyed several homes and threatened others north of Sydney on Sunday as scorching temperatures and hot, dry winds fanned fires across southeastern Australia. Temperatures reached up to 44 degrees Celsius (111 F) in some areas, and firefighters were battling scores of blazes, although authorities said cooler weather and rain were bringing relief to South Australia and parts of Victoria. In New South Wales, Australia's most populous state,...

2005-12-31 02:48:05

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Firefighters throughout southeastern Australia were on high alert on Saturday, battling a series of minor blazes amid soaring temperatures and high winds that threatened potentially dangerous bushfires. Two fires, in rural Victoria and South Australia states, posed a danger to local communities, authorities said, while other small blazes in Victoria and Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, were mainly under control. Gusting hot winds took the...

2005-08-25 01:38:30

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The parents of an Australian marine biologist attacked and presumed killed by a shark said on Thursday they did not want the shark destroyed, while rescuers held little hope of finding the man alive. Jarrod Stehbens, 23, was looking for cuttlefish eggs with three University of Adelaide colleagues about 5 km (3 miles) off Glenelg, near the South Australia state capital of Adelaide, when he was attacked on Wednesday. "Jarrod was doing exactly what he wanted to do. He...

2005-08-25 01:35:00

SYDNEY -- The parents of an Australian marine biologist attacked and presumed killed by a shark said on Thursday they did not want the shark destroyed, while rescuers held little hope of finding the man alive. Jarrod Stehbens, 23, was looking for cuttlefish eggs with three University of Adelaide colleagues about 5 km (3 miles) off Glenelg, near the South Australia state capital of Adelaide, when he was attacked on Wednesday. "Jarrod was doing exactly what he wanted to do. He loved the sea,...

2004-11-26 03:00:11

There are signs of hope for improving Indigenous health, both in community-controlled and in mainstream services striving for culturally appropriate care. Fiona Armstrong reports. Nganampa Health Service, South Australia Since becoming a community-controlled organisation in 1985, the Nganampa Health Service in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara lands in the far northwest of South Australia has had significant success in improving the health of young women through targeted programs. According to...


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Pellandine Steam Cat, National Motor Museum at Birdwood, South Australia
2014-02-01 07:49:27

Pellandini Cars Ltd was a South Australian kit car manufacturer founded in 1970 by Peter Pellandine. It was located at Cherry Gardens, South Australia. Other projects included the development of a steam powered car. He closed the company in 1978. In 1979, Pellandine moved to Thetford, Norfolk, England where he started Pelland Engineering, which also manufactured kit cars. Pellandine’s design was sold to Ryder Cars in 1980. The company was then sold to Graham Autos, but very few cars...

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2008-05-05 23:53:31

The Striped-faced Dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura), is an Australian marsupial. This animal is found throughout central Australia from the Pilbarra to central Northern Territory, western and central Queensland, south to north-east South Australia to north and west New South Wales. It inhabits sandy soils with dune hummock grasslands, tussock grasslands and scrublands. This dunnart has an average body length of 7 inches. Its weight varies between five and eight-tenths of an ounces. It has a...

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2007-10-24 13:46:19

The White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), is a large seabird in the family Procellariidae. It ranges around the Southern Ocean as far north as South Australia, Peru and Namibia, and breeds colonially on scattered islands; South Georgia, Prince Edward Islands, Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands, Auckland Island, Campbell Island and Antipodes Islands. The diet of the White-chinned Petrel is composed mainly of krill, followed by fish. White-chinned Petrels feed by surface...

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2006-12-12 13:21:48

The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is a thickset arboreal marsupial herbivore native to Australia, and the only surviving representative of the family Phascolarctidae. The Koala is found all along the eastern coast of Australia from near Adelaide to the southern part of Cape York Peninsula. The Koalas of South Australia were largely exterminated during the early part of the 20th century, but the state has since been repopulated with Victorian stock. The Koala is not found in Tasmania or...

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