Figure 2: The Coastal Carpet Python (Morelia spilota mcdowelli) is by far the most common snake I relocate in the Townsville region. This relatively large python species thrive in human-altered habitat because of the abundance of rodents that follow human development.
Zoology

Scaling down a Scaly Conflict

July 8, 2020 0

Australia is well known to support a diverse and large fauna of potentially deadly animals, and when people think about Australia it is only natural to think about snakes. […]

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Counting Hedgehogs

June 18, 2020 0

It is fair to say that the hedgehog is one of our (Ireland’s) best-loved animals. While no such surveys have been carried out in Ireland, the humble hedgehog has topped several popularity contests in the […]

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A short synopsis about frogs

June 3, 2020 0

Frogs and toads play a wide variety of roles in ancient cultures, appearing in stories, myths, legends, fairy-tales, religions, art, and proverbs. Often nature is looked to for inspiring stories to explain the inexplicable; in trying to make sense […]

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Tardigrades: the full stop sized super beasts!

May 19, 2020 0

Why these micro-organisms are the real superheroes of our planet? If you have seen the movie Ant-Man and the Wasp (send me some royalties for the mention Marvel) you would have seen Hank Pim shrinking […]

Image 2 A Metriorhynchus (Image credit Wikipedia)
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A living fossil – A look into the past

May 2, 2019 0

Crocodilians have been portrayed in a poor light indefinitely. Rarely are complimentary words such as ‘majestic’ or ‘survivor’ used to describe them, and their case certainly has not been aided by those who in their […]

Species of seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) of the coast of Northern Italy (Caponoli); IUCN Red List: endangered. (Credit: Marta Panero @theseanditsreatures).
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Seahorses, some of the most unique sea creatures

April 11, 2019 0

Morphological features and vulnerability Seahorses are unique creatures, immediately standing out for their morphological features. The upright posture, head bent down at an angle and the small mouth at the end of their snouts are […]

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Deciphering the language of dolphins

November 28, 2018 0

Dr Stephanie King and Dr Vincent Janik from the University of St Andrews’ Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), have made a tantalising breakthrough after 10 years of research on trying to understand the language of […]

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The barn owl, Bird of the Year 2018 in Spain

November 21, 2018 0

The Spanish Ornithologist Association (SEO in Spanish), along with Birdlife International, have granted the barn owl (Tyto alba) the title of Bird of the Year 2018. This title is selected annually by a public poll […]

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