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Modern conservationists approach on whole-genome analyses of two Tasmanian devils drives efforts to save the species from extinction, a study revealed on Monday.
The thylacine had the head and body of a dog, but its striped coat resembled a cat and it carried its young in a pouch like a kangaroo.
The growth of the banded morwong, a long-lived southeast Australian and New Zealand inshore species, is negatively affected by the warming of our oceans.
Marine scientists from five research agencies have pooled their skills and resources to compile a directory of life on Australiaâ€™s continental shelf.
Arizona State University grad student Michelle Meighan on her experiences in Tasmania as a participant in NSFâ€™s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes program.
Variations in atmosphere carbon dioxide around 40 million years ago were tightly coupled to changes in global temperature.
EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensis Corporation's Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system over Tasmania, Australia has passed its safety case by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and is now operational.
Scientists are reporting significant changes in the distribution of coastal fish species in south-east Australia which they say are partly due to climate change.
Nine new species of handfish have been described by CSIRO in research that highlights an urgent need to better understand and protect the diversity of life in Australiaâ€™s oceans.
LEAWOOD, Kan., May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Empire Energy Corporation International (Empire) (OTC Bulletin Board: EEGCE) with its wholly owned subsidiary, Great South Land Minerals Ltd.
Telopea truncata is a shrub or small tree species. The species may also be referred to commonly as the Tasmanian waratah. T. truncata belongs to the Proteaceae family. The plant can be found growing naturally only in Tasmania in Australia. The T. truncata species will typically grow to approximately 10 feet tall. The mulit-stemmed plant occasionally grows as a single stemmed plant, in which case it may grow as tall as 25 feet tall. The shrub blooms between November and February. The flower...
The Tasmanian Tree Frog (Litoria burrowsae) is a species of tree frog that is located on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia. The name King Tree Frog is also used regarding this species. As a moderately sized tree frog, the Tasmanian Tree Frog measures up to about 60 millimeters long. It can be a light green or dark brown on the dorsal surface. The brown form usually has some light brown patches and green flecks, while the green form frequently has light or dark brown patches. A thin...
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...
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,...
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....
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.