Top 10 most spotted Australian birds
To celebrate the Birdlife Australia Aussie Bird Count, we asked the Atlas of Living Australia to find out Australia’s most spotted birds.
Perfect match: DNA library to help identify species
We’re building our National Biodiversity DNA Library to help identify and monitor species across Australia and in our surrounding waters.
‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming
This article contains images that some readers may find upsetting. Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass […]
Some fin good! Four shark facts from science
Sharks are among Earth’s most ancient creatures. We still have lots to learn about them, but what we know from science is fin-tastic.
Ten new species you need to meet
In the past year, together with our partners, we’ve described 139 new species.
Ten things you need to know about wombats
They might look like slow and snuggly teddy bears, but wombats are mostly solitary creatures. And they can outrun a dog when they need to get away.
Ten things you need to know about bugs
Can you tell a bug from a beetle? Does that bug you? We’re here to help. Our list of bug facts will soon have you in the know about bugs.
Could we learn to love slugs and snails in our gardens?
The UK wants gardeners to stop thinking of slugs and snails as pests and to embrace garden biodiversity. Is it worth considering in Australia?
Are cuckoo eggshells thicker to protect them from their hosts?
Our historical egg collection tells an unexpected story about the evolution of cuckoo eggshells.
Using DNA to determine the age of green sea turtles
We are working with green sea turtles to provide a fast and safe way to determine the ages of individual turtles.
Science explainer: Japanese encephalitis virus
After years of international collaborations, our scientists are experts in Japanese encephalitis virus. They explain how it works.