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Roebuck Bay’s rare dolphin species …

Research continues on the rare Snubfin Dolphin found close to Broome in Roebuck Bay, lots of images found at the link:   Latest abundance estimate of snubfin dolphins in Roebuck Bay released MUCRU researchers have today released a new report … Continue reading

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biomass improves by 400% with extra CO2 …

Common reeds, found in wetlands all over Australia, just love that extra CO2: Plant Growth Database (23 April 2015) Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is … Continue reading

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spider climaphobia …

The giant spider climate story which simply won’t die Guest essay by Eric Worrall The giant spider climate story is making the rounds again. The story is, if we don’t mend our wicked ways, we’re going to end living a … Continue reading

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bayside, low tide on Roebuck Bay …

Roebuck Bay at low tide. The shoreline in the distance is 10km away. Dampier Creek runs out on the other side of the mangroves. Another boatload of climate refugees visited yesterday. The Port is 6 km from where the pic … Continue reading

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wasp …

This wasp like creature with the bug eyes was cleaning out his burrow Click to enlarge:

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flowering streets …

Malvaceae species, above, and Convolvulaceae below,  growing in gardens and landscaping provides great colour. The images below are Ipomoea costata, followed by the white flowering ground cover, Davenportia davenportii, both on a Broome street verge. Click to enlarge

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honey on tap …

It’s the bee’s knees, the saying goes. In this case the inventor’s have hit the ‘honey pot’, literally. A new invention for bee keepers to be able to just turn the tap on, and watch it pour. https://fbstatic-a.akamaihd.net/rsrc.php/v1/yA/r/ihTyLMRZTQk.swf  Amazing Invention … Continue reading

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carbon munching …

I hadn’t seen this fungus before, it’s quite pretty, click to enlarge: More carbon munchers, caterpillars do the leaves, fungus, the trunks and mulch: Termites munch the rest inside ‘pindan posts’.

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sweet melody …

Butcher Birds are one of the most melodious of all birds in the Kimberley. A joy to have around each day. Also a predator, they are useful for hunting out for the larger insect pests around our seedlings. Encouraged:   … Continue reading

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Cable Beach, Broome …

The best beach in the world for people. Dogs, too. Low tide:  

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