Photo by Michael McFadden/Taronga Zoo.

Photo by Michael McFadden/Taronga Zoo.

Tiny turtle hatchlings boost conservation effort

The arrival of 21 Bellinger River snapping turtles at Taronga Zoo brings hope – along with some very cute photos.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Photo by Heidi Pearson.

Photo by Heidi Pearson.

Underwater secrets of dolphins revealed

Custom-made video cameras are giving researchers unprecedented access to dolphins’ underwater lives.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Image by ESO / M. Kornmesser / spaceengine.org

Image by ESO / M. Kornmesser / spaceengine.org

Seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting nearby star

Dubbed ‘Earth’s seven sisters’, the rocky exoplanets could potentially harbour liquid water.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Photo by Davis Kwan/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Photo by Davis Kwan/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Urban bird watchers' guide to Hobart

Tasmania is renowned for its incredible nature and wildlife, so it’s no surprise the island state's capital city is a birdwatchers’ paradise.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Image via National Archives of Australia.

Image via National Archives of Australia.

On this day: Australia switches from pounds to dollars

‘C-Day’ brought change to Australia in the form of a new decimal currency.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Image by © www.deepreef.org

Image by © www.deepreef.org

Massive undersea landslide on the Great Barrier Reef revealed

Debris displaced in the landslide was 30 times the volume of Uluru, according to Australian scientists.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Photo by KR Adventures/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Photo by KR Adventures/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Urban bird watchers' guide to Sydney

Sydney may be known for bin-scrounging ibis and bobble-headed pigeons, but there’s more diverse birdlife in this metropolis than many probably realise.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
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Bodyguards for bandicoots

They're cute, they're fluffy and they're here to save a critically endangered marsupial from extinction.

Read in Issue 137 (March/April 2017) of Australian Geographic.

 
Photo by Erik F. Brandsborg (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Photo by Erik F. Brandsborg (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Bringing Down the Mosquito

Nature’s humble bloodsuckers could soon be eradicated if some researchers have their way. We must think long and hard about the consequences of this.

Read online at Lateral Magazine.

 
Photo by Steve Murphy.

Photo by Steve Murphy.

Night parrot recordings released online for the first time

The public can now listen to the calls of the elusive night parrot, presumed extinct until its sensational rediscovery in 2013.

Read online at Australian Geographic.