Latest Tasmania Stories

2009-01-23 14:45:00

Wildlife officials said that more than 40 sperm whales have died after a pod of about 50 became stranded off southern Australia.

2009-01-13 08:55:34

Scientists found that Tasmanian “tigers” may have gone extinct due to inbreeding and are considering resurrecting the Australian marsupials 70 years after they ceased to exist.

2009-01-05 13:47:45

Scientists in Australia are looking to build a fence on the island of Tasmania to prevent the spread of a cancer that has ravished the Tasmanian Devil population.

2008-12-17 12:39:03

Australian scientists said they've suffered a setback in their effort to save Tasmanian devils from extinction in the wild. A Tasmanian devil called Cedric had shown a strong antibody response to a deadly facial cancer that is killing the marsupials, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

2008-12-10 11:45:00

A small Australian study has shown that mobile phone text message abbreviations and simplifications are not ruining our spelling, but they do take longer to read.

2008-10-31 00:00:18

Empire Energy Corporation International (OTCBB:EEGC) today announced, along with its wholly owned Australian subsidiary Great South Land Minerals Ltd.

2008-09-18 18:00:39

Empire Energy Corporation International (OTCBB: EEGC) today announced that a contractor for its Australian subsidiary, Great South Land Minerals, Ltd. (GSLM), began drilling the 1,150 foot (350 meter) deep top hole for an oil and gas well on September 17 at the Bellevue #1 site in central Tasmania.

2008-09-12 09:00:46

Aurora Energy, which is engaged in electricity distribution and supply, has announced that it will commence power restorations to 4,500 customers in northern Tasmania, after heavy thunderstorms caused damage to electricity infrastructure on September 12, 2008.

2008-09-11 09:00:33

Empire Energy Corporation International (OTCBB:EEGC) and its Australian subsidiary Great South Land Minerals today announced that the Hunt Energy Rig Number 3 has arrived in Tasmania, is stored in northern Tasmania and will be moving shortly to the Bellevue #1 site in the center of Tasmania.

2008-08-28 12:01:08

Empire Energy Corporation International (OTCBB: EEGC) today announced that, having just completed the drilling of an oil and gas well at Sealake, Victoria, the Hunt Energy Rig Number 3 has arrived at the Melbourne docks and is being washed down prior to quarantine inspection.

Latest Tasmania Reference Libraries

Telopea truncata
2014-10-14 11:32:45

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...

Tasmanian Tree Frog, Litoria burrowsae
2014-07-31 10:47:16

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...

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....

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