In 2017, scientists from Museums Victoria, the CSIRO and NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub returned from a 31-day, deep sea voyage from Launceston to Brisbane, having uncovered a collection of weird and frightful creatures from 4000 m below the surface. More than one third of the creatures found during the research expedition were previously unknown to science.
The bilby is becoming Australia’s Easter icon and a symbol of hope for our native wildlife.
A magpie in Gladstone has caused serious eye injuries after swooping an eight-year-old boy.
ASIDE FROM THE blue whale, which is thought to be the largest animal that has ever lived, many of today’s creatures are mere pygmies compared with what came before them in Earth’s prehistoric past. Australia’s first human inhabitants would have come face to face with some, such as Diprotodon, Megalania and Thylacoleo.
Here are the top 5 Aussie predators that can ruin your trip, how to avoid them, and what to do if you find yourself victim.