Our role protecting Aussies from the scary stuff
Part of the Biosecurity Series By Gary Fitt, Director of CSIRO’s Biosecurity Flagship When our biosecurity scientists introduce themselves to people […]
Take a bite at the Bight – and its deep ocean ecosystem
At the surface, it is home to white sharks, southern bluefin tuna, and marine mammals including blue whales and sealions […]
Two million species and counting: completing the catalogue of life
By Owain Edwards and Raphael Didham. We have just returned from a month collecting insects in the National Heritage-listed Kimberley […]
First Hendra, now bat lyssavirus, so what are zoonotic diseases?
By Linfa Wang, Science Leader in Virology and Gary Crameri, Virologist, Australian Animal Health Lab The last 30 years have seen […]
The flies of March are upon us
There are about 400 species of March fly in Australia. Some of these feed on flower nectar and pollen but the majority prefer a helping of blood.
Tassie oysters wear their heart on their shells
Video transcript is available here. Protecting the future of Aussie aquaculture farming through new sensor technology Whether you prefer your […]
The man in the suit
By Jayden Malseed When most people picture a suit, they probably think of a smartly dressed person in a business […]
Giving turtles ghost of a chance against drifting killers
By Andrea Wild No, the problem is not ghost ships on the high seas, but ghostnets. Lost and abandoned fishing […]
Long life and resistant to diseases? Our money’s on bats to survive the apocalypse
Bats are amazing creatures. They’ve been around for at least 65 million years, and in that time have become one […]
Scribbly gum ‘scribbles’: an ancient dialect written in the trees
The secret life of the scribbly gum moth has been revealed, including how and where these moths develop and how they make their scribbles.
Scientists meet on biosecurity disease threats
World-renowned scientists are meeting today at the Emerging Infectious Diseases Symposium (EIDS2012), in Geelong, Victoria, to help improve our ability […]