Lizards share more than love

Research led by Flinders University for the past 35 years is building a picture of how sleepy lizard behaviour determines their health and survival. Conservation of […]

Dromornis stirtoni, illustrated by Brian Choo.

Flightless fowls of a far-flung nature

Not all fowl are chickens and ducks. Australia’s giant mihirungs (Dromornithidae) were flightless fowl that included some of the most massive birds in the world, such […]

Warning on reptile handling

Is there a salmonella infection risk for humans who come into contact with pet lizards and snakes? While reported cases related to lizards and snakes are […]

Flirty finches live up to their name

Galápagos Islands finches that helped Charles Darwin develop his theory of natural selection are showing clear signs of further evolutionary development. The latest study by researchers […]

Tourists spend $25m to swim with sharks

Shark diving tourism is a growing industry estimated to be worth more than $25.5 million annually to regional economies around Australia. A new report has documented […]

Saving reef life in the Maldives

A clownfish breeding centre has been established on Naifaru Island in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean as part of a New Colombo Plan Program at […]

A busy bee behind the lens

They’re small and furry with a sting in their tail but look truly magnificent enlarged by a camera. So much so, dramatic native bee photos by […]