Becky Crew is a Sydney-based science communicator with a love for weird and wonderful animals. From strange behaviours and special adaptations to newly discovered species and the researchers who find them, her topics celebrate how alien yet relatable so many of the creatures that live amongst us can be.
There’s something about being very big (or very small!) that makes an animal automatically more charming. And it doesn’t get much bigger than the amethystine python, or as Australians up in the north know it, the scrub python.
The ocean is home to a colourful array of sea cucumber species, but this has to be the grossest.
If you’re looking for a good old scientific mystery, look no further than the chameleon grasshopper.
It might not look like much, but that enigmatic grimace belongs to one of the rarest and most elusive species in the country — the maugean skate.