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Wildlife does use highway underpasses, Southern Cross University study reveals
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Wildlife does use highway underpasses, Southern Cross University study reveals

Have you ever driven past special road crossings for wildlife and wondered if they actually work? Key points: A new study by Southern Cross University provides evidence that road underpasses are used by wildlife to safely cross It’s the first long-term study of underpasses in Australia and focussed on two locations in northern NSW It found some...

Meet Australia’s oldest little penguin, who has fathered chicks across the country
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Meet Australia’s oldest little penguin, who has fathered chicks across the country

Just shy of 21 years old, Gordon is the oldest Australian little penguin on record and is still maintaining an active love life despite his age. Key points: Gordon the little penguin has fathered children across Australia The little penguin population in captivity helps ensure the species’ survival Despite his age, Gordon continues to hatch chicks...

High-voltage powerline projects spark mixed emotions across regional Victoria and NSW
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High-voltage powerline projects spark mixed emotions across regional Victoria and NSW

The mouth-watering scent of freshly baked baguettes mingles with irresistible wafts of buttercream and powdered sugar.  Smartly dressed customers alternate delicate bites of mille-feuille with sips of café. Le Péché Gourmand’s pastries are a favourite among Creswick locals and tourists.(ABC Ballarat: Lexie Jeuniewic ) Everything about Creswick’s Le Péché Gourmand Boulangerie-Patisserie whispers provincial France, but a bold...

Elon Musk says $63.7 billion Twitter takeover could move ahead with bot info
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Elon Musk says $63.7 billion Twitter takeover could move ahead with bot info

Elon Musk says his planned $US44 billion ($63.7 billion) takeover of Twitter should move forward if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are “spam bots” or real people. Key points: Twitter estimates less than 5 per cent of its user accounts are fake or spam  Mr Musk said...

Feeding coral larvae helps them grow and survive, new research finds
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Feeding coral larvae helps them grow and survive, new research finds

Little is known about the dietary requirements of coral larvae but new Australian research has revealed feeding them can improve their chances of survival.   Key points: New research has found feeding coral larvae boosts their energy levels at a critical stage of development It is not yet known exactly how the larvae feed Scientists believe the...

Rare southern right whale calf sighting a thrilling start to NSW far south coast whale watching season
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Rare southern right whale calf sighting a thrilling start to NSW far south coast whale watching season

The sighting of a southern right whale and her calf along the NSW far south coast has excited locals, photographers and marine experts alike as the whale watching season in the region kicks off.  Key points: Both humpback and southern right whales have been spotted off the NSW far south coast A “salt and peppery” coloured southern right calf...

Gibbons arrive at Wildlife HQ on Sunshine Coast for breeding program
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Gibbons arrive at Wildlife HQ on Sunshine Coast for breeding program

Critically endangered primates could soon be singing a romantic duet after being paired up to strengthen their species’ chances of survival. Key points: A breeding pair of white-cheeked gibbons have arrived on the Sunshine Coast from Perth Carers hope Tao and Tian will mate and increase the gibbon population Ahead of mating, the two will...