Time to dust off those tuxedos and meet me at the Blood Bar in five, because we've got six new species of Dracula ants to discuss. Species belonging to the Amblyoponinae subfamily of ants from Madagascar have earned the nickname `Dracula ants', thanks to a social feeding system that involves the queens and workers feeding [...]
I know they look like they belong in the ocean 250 million years ago, but trilobite beetles are actually pretty happy existing in the present day.
Late last year I was lucky enough to take a `behind the scenes' tour of the big cat facilities at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. I met one of their female tigers, plus three lions, including their magnificent male named Bruiser.
Look at this guy. So casual. People pay money to look this casual. Just out on the ice in his black and white pyjamas. Waiting for his mulled wine and hard cheeses.
Lisa-Anne Gershwin is something of a hero to me. You won't find anyone in Australia, and very few people in the world, with the depth of knowledge about jellyfish that she does.
Last week a new species of rove beetle was described, almost two centuries after Darwin had discovered it in a little town on the coast of Argentina called Bahia Blanca.
Its jellyfish mania in Australia right now, thanks to our snotastic new friend, whose discovery on a Tasmanian beach was announced just last week.
Available for birthday parties, weddings and corporate functions in the Under the Sea region, the lumpsucker is a chubby, almost-spherical fish with modified pelvic fins that have evolved into adhesive discs on their undersides.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have released more of the kind of footage theyre great at collecting – never before seen by humans.
So good at hunting theyre named after their prize, birds of prey have a whole lot to teach us about flight and airborne pursuit. But for whatever reason – perhaps because theyre so quick – very little research has been done to figure out their hunting strategies.
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