Tag: australia

Aussies drone on about shark attacks

Many key Australian agencies’ recently got together held a “Shark summit” which by all accounts was much less exciting than it sounds. However some new ideas did come of it. The New South Wales government has announced a trial of surveillance drones, “smart” drum… Continue Reading “Aussies drone on about shark attacks”

New Zealand creates huge marine reserve

In a surprise move, the New Zealand government have announced the planned creation of the “Kermadec ocean sanctuary”, in the South Pacific. It will be 620,000 sq km in size and join onto an existing marine reserve around the Kermadec islands. This would make… Continue Reading “New Zealand creates huge marine reserve”

Top ten weirdest animals (Part 1)

This post was orignally intented somewhere else but it was turned down on account of it not being interesting. I disagree so I’m sharing it here to prove them wrong 🙂 Animals, like humans, come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From a… Continue Reading “Top ten weirdest animals (Part 1)”

Robots of the reef

Scientists plan to release a robot into the Great Barrier Reef to tackle a wave of destructive starfish, known as the Crown-of-thorns starfish. Researchers from Queensland University of Technology built a machine called the COTSbot (Crown-of-thorns robot) which actively seeks out the starfish autonomously.… Continue Reading “Robots of the reef”

New snake species discovered in Australia, already endangered.

A team of researchers from around the world has announced that it has discovered a new species of snake in the Kimberly region of Western Australia. The new snake is thought to be a new species of Kimberley death adder, dubbed Acanthophis cryptamydro. The… Continue Reading “New snake species discovered in Australia, already endangered.”

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