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‘horrors’ hidden away in a museum … new species

I often wonder what’s hidden away in the museum’s collection, but new species of spider wasn’t one. I would expect live spiders of all kinds. Four mouse spiders were recently named, now they want more. Help is wanted: Old specimens … Continue reading

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‘sponge-ing’ the taxpayer …

Once again, research reported on in the Science Network WA website alludes to the effect of climate change. They still cannot bring themselves to acknowledge that warming has not happened for close on two decades, The Southern Hemisphere Sea Surface … Continue reading

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Kimberley … wild

Gibb River Road survey returns with abundant samples THE WA Museum’s herpetology curator Dr Paul Doughty has just taken part in a birds and geckos survey of the Kimberley’s Gibb River Road.

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Another new North West Australian fish discovery…

New species of velvetfish discovered in Kimberley Written by Geoff Vivian Saturday, 11 February 2012 08:00 The Bearded Velvetfish looks very much like a piece of seaweed, having a long dorsal fin fused with the tail and extending forward to … Continue reading

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Pilbara’s new species found…then threatened

Read Routine Pilbara survey stumbles upon several new species| Egernia cygnitos — one of the new species identified in the survey. Image: G Gaikhorst THERE are still many uncategorised flora and fauna species to be discovered according to a West Australian Herpetologist. … Continue reading

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