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2013-09-23 11:41:15

While we grapple with the impact of climate change, archaeologists suggest we spare a thought for Aboriginal Australians who had to cope with the last ice age. "The period scientists call the Last Glacial Maximum, or LGM for short, is the most significant climatic event ever faced by humans on this continent," Associate Professor Sean Ulm from James Cook University in Cairns said. Research recently published in the Journal of Archaeological Science sheds new light on the ways Aboriginal...

Dingoes Wrongly Accused Of Animal Extinctions
2013-09-10 17:32:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Ecology say that despite popular belief, the Australian dingo should not be blamed for mass extinctions. Dingoes have been blamed for the extinctions of the Tasmanian tiger and the Tasmanian devil on the Australian mainland about 3,000 years ago. Instead, the scientists blame Aboriginal populations and a shift in climate. "Perhaps because the public perception of dingoes as 'sheep-killers' is so...

2013-08-22 12:24:57

Jason Van Der Slot announces founding Australian TP52 Association and the TP52 Southern Cross Cup. NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Jason Van Der Slot is pleased to announce his role in helping to form the Australian TP52 Association. He is also pleased to announce his founding of the TP52 Southern Cross Cup. His love of sailing, sailboats, and sailboat racing is no doubt inspired by the fact that Jason Van Der Slot was born and raised on the 26(th) largest island in...

2013-05-06 16:24:23

Reaches $30 Million in Revenue, Forges New Alliances, Develops Innovative Enterprises GLADSTONE, N.J., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2003, Lisa B. Bair opened The Hobart Group in her home with one client and $200,000 in revenue. Over 10 years, Hobart Group Holdings has grown into a $30+ million company with 115 employees and 3 offices and manages business for 12 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies. The icing on the anniversary cake was securing the Agency of the Year...

2013-04-02 16:21:15

Series of cruises 'Down Under' feature 12 Collectors' Voyages and 10 itineraries SEATTLE, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line's ms Oosterdam and ms Volendam will return to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands for the 2013-14 season with a series of sailings that will visit more than 50 ports of call. During the voyages guests will have the opportunity to experience the region's incredible wildlife on land and in the sea, including Australia's legendary...

Tasmanian Tiger Extinct Because Of Humans, Not Disease
2013-02-01 09:55:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by researchers at the University of Adelaide concludes that humans alone may have been responsible for the extinction of Australia's iconic native predator, the Tasmanian Tiger (thylacine). The study, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Animal Ecology, used a new population modeling approach to contradict the widespread belief that disease must have been a factor in the thylacine's extinction. The Tasmanian...

Tasmanian Wildlife Threatened By Fox Invasion
2012-12-05 05:00:13

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team led by the University of Canberra has used DNA detection techniques to map the presence of foxes in Tasmania. They also predicted the foxes spread and developed a model of their likely distribution as a blueprint for fox eradication. The team asserts that swift and decisive action is needed. Stephen Sarre, University of Canberra professor in wildlife genetics, found that foxes are widespread in eastern and northern...

2012-11-20 08:21:31

LONDON, November 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the End of 2012 Approaching, Cox & Kings Suggests the Destinations to Watch for 2013 As the world's longest established travel company, Cox & Kings has been making New Year predictions longer than most. Looking at the major events, trends and political changes around the world, Cox & Kings' predictions for 2013 include destinations such as Sri Lanka, Tasmania, Oman and...

2012-10-31 07:22:28

SYDNEY, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian energy storage company Ecoult has been awarded the Hydro Tasmania contract to supply the largest battery based renewable energy storage system in Australia for the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP). The 3 MW / 1.6 MWh UltraBattery storage system will complement other elements of Hydro Tasmania's KIREIP, the aim of which is to significantly reduce King Island's reliance on diesel fuel to supply the...

Tasmanian Devils Should Be Less Aggressive To Survive
2012-09-05 10:13:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tasmanian devils are carnivorous marsupials found on the Australian island state of Tasmania. The size of a small dog, the Tasmanian devil is known for its muscular build, black fur, pungent odor, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell and ferocity when feeding. That ferocity is causing the problem, and maybe the extinction of the animal. Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD), a fatal infectious cancer spread by...


Latest Tasmania Reference Libraries

Common Wombat, Vombatus ursinus
2013-09-27 10:45:36

The common wombat (Vombatus ursinus), also known as the bare-nosed wombat or the coarse-haired wombat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range includes Tasmania and the mountainous areas just south of Queensland, although it is declining in drier areas of its range. It was first described in 1800 by George Shaw and it holds three subspecies. The common wombat has a sturdy body, reaching an average length between 2.6 and 4.2 feet and a weight between 37.4 and 88.1...

Common Brushtail Possum, Trichosurus vulpecula
2013-09-23 13:56:03

The common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Phalangeridae family. It can be found in Australia in a range that extends from northern, eastern, several eastern areas of Australia, Tasmania, and a number of islands like Barrow Island and Kangaroo Island. This species was introduced into New Zealand in 1840, where it has now become an abundant species. It prefers to reside in a variety of habitats including semiarid areas, forests,...

Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Perameles gunnii
2013-08-19 15:17:01

The eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) is a marsupial species that is classified within the Peramelidae family. It can be found in southeastern Australia in a range that includes Victoria and Tasmania. It reaches an average weight of less than 2.2 pounds and has a small tail. Its fur holds three or four bands on its hind body that are typically white in color. The eastern barred bandicoot is most active during the nighttime and is solitary in nature, excluding mothers and young....

Inchman, Myrmecia forficate
2013-07-10 12:28:46

The inchman (Myrmecia forficate) is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia, in a range that includes Tasmania and possibly southeastern areas of Australia. This species is gregarious, living in colonies like most other ant species, but it forages for food alone. Nests often go unseen and are typically found under rocks.  It reaches an average body length of up to one inch long, the trait from which it received its common name. The inchman is both a scavenger and a...

Australia
2013-02-18 13:27:43

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country involving the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and a number of smaller islands. It’s the world’s sixth-largest country regarding to total area. Some of the neighboring countries include East Timor, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. For at least 40,000 years before European...

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