Over the past 50 years these six-legged friends have been on a roll, helping us clean up the 280 million cow pats produced daily in Australia.
Grab your binoculars and notepad, the much-anticipated Australian Bird Guide is here! To get you in the mood, read some fascinating bird facts and get some bird-watching tips from ornithologist Dr Leo Joseph.
Think your parents were strange? We’ve got some of the weirdest birth and childcare stories from the animal kingdom you’ll ever hear.
Most farmed prawns are fed wild-harvest fishmeal, contributing to strain on global fish stocks. Our scientists have created a plant-based solution that also makes the prawns healthier and grow on average 20–30 per cent faster.
The Atlas of Living Australia brings species information together from multiple sources (collections, universities and museums for example) to form the most comprehensive and accessible data set on Australia’s biodiversity ever produced.
There’s no agreed international approach for how to measure and report on changing nutrients, so we brought together as many international scientists as possible, put them on our research vessel Investigator and as our friend Rihanna would say, we sent them out to sea to work, work, work, work, work, work!.
With approximately 74 million sheep in Australia – and more than a billion worldwide, managing the welfare of large flocks of sheep is a big logistical problem for farmers. Tracking individual sheep could be the answer.
University of Sydney researcher Dr Valentina Mella had placed a camera in the tree-tops to study koalas at night. When reviewing the footage, she was shocked to see a fox climbing about, searching for its next meal.
The world’s only raptor that hunts at night has watched on as 32 species became extinct – the highest extinction rate in the world. Now, it too is under threat.