New research conducted with the help of Australian scientists has found oceanic shark and ray numbers have dropped more than 70 per cent in 50 years.
From deadly snakes and spiders to the box jellyfish and blue-ringed octopus, Australia’s legendary range of venomous creatures is being celebrated as a potentially rich source of new drugs and disease treatments.
More snakes will be slithering around Queensland homes this year, due to climate change and land clearing, but experts say humans have to live with them.
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The critically endangered orange-bellied parrot is having a fruitful breeding season in southwest Tasmania, giving hope for the species’ survival.
A little-known type of burrowing crayfish thought to be extinct has been spotted by environmental scientists in steep creeks in Tasmania’s rugged west.
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