Category: Science

A Smile from a Swoop
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A Smile from a Swoop

Australian magpies are renowned swoopers, but there are several other species that strike fear into the hearts of passers-by...

Getting to know Gariwerd
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Getting to know Gariwerd

Back in 2006, a major wildfire burned approximately 85,000 hectares of the Grampians National Park. Lightning sparked the blaze and a burning question – how will the system respond to this large, high intensity fire?...

Toadfish: Getting a Bad Rap?
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Toadfish: Getting a Bad Rap?

During my many dives and snorkels in Port Phillip Bay, I have always enjoyed coming across toadfish (Tetractenos glaber) – their curious demeanour along with their big eyes and upturned ‘smiling’ face have always made them a delight to encounter...

Oasis in the Desert
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Oasis in the Desert

Imagine, just for a second, that you were transported to far-Western Victoria as it was 300 years ago. The sweeping plains and occasional dunes continue on as far as the eye can see, with not a scrap of barbed wire in sight....