Parasite Plague: Authorities Impose Bee Lockdown in Southeast Australia to Prevent the Spread of Lethal Parasites

A parasite plague is threatening beehives in Southeast Australia, forcing local authorities on Monday, June 27, to establish a biosecurity zone in a race to stop the spread of lethal parasites called the Varroa Mite. The deadly pathogen was reportedly detected at the Port of Newcastle, New South Wales. The Varroa mite parasite is described … Read more

Frogs that lay eggs on land – new genus named after WA teacher whose lab was a campervan | Western Australia

Four frog species in Western Australia that lay their eggs on land have been identified as a new genus and named after a retired high school music teacher-turned-scientist. Researchers have classified the frogs into the distinct biological group Anstisia. Their tadpoles develop entirely on land and never contact the water of a creek or pond … Read more

BoM Announces End of The Girl in the Tropical Pacific, The Girl Watch Applies to Australia as Rainfall Still Expected

La Niña has officially ended in the tropical Pacific Ocean, which could lead to a lesser risk of rainfall for countries affected by it. This comes as Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) announced that the 2021-2022 La Niña season is finally over. However, it hinted that the weather pattern could form again later this year. … Read more

Venom Gel from Venomous Snakes Has Life-Saving Properties to Heal Wounds

The University of Queensland discovered that venom gel derived from Australia’s saw-scaled and eastern brown vipers could help control uncontrolled bleeding that would otherwise lead to the death of a patient. The researchers explained that this is possible because the venom of reptiles has the proteins that are essential in blood clotting. Venom Gel After … Read more

‘A reason to get up… and it’s free’: a volunteering holiday in the Whitsundays | Australia holidays

It is with mixed emotions that one visits a turtle rescue center with no turtles. One’s better self delights in stories of those nursed back from the brink and released in joyous, tearful ceremonies. But, I’ll admit, I really did want a selfie with a sea turtle. I’m in the Whitsundays, with an eccentric group … Read more

‘Fluffy’ crab that wears a sponge as a hat discovered in Western Australia | Australia news

A “fluffy” crab discovered off the coast of Western Australia has been named after the ship that carried Charles Darwin around the world. The new species, Lamarckdromia beagle, belongs to the Dromiidae family, commonly known as sponge crabs. Crustaceans in this family fashion and use sea sponges and ascidians – animals including sea squirts – … Read more

Australia Will Experience More La Nina Weather This 2022

According to Weatherzone, new US-led projections indicated that the La Nina weather pattern that delivered severe rains and devastating severe flooding to Australia’s east coast is “starting to break.” This implies that rain will continue to fall on the east coast for the foreseeable future, fueling worries of a “third La Nina” episode. Sydney has … Read more

Colorful Seadragons, Alien-like Fish With ‘Human Lip’ Found on Australian Beaches

Strange animals have washed ashore on Australian shores. Experts have been taken aback by the dead marine fish, which have been photographed along New South Wales’ seafronts. The weedy seadragons have been found in Cronulla, Malabar, and the Central Coast, and are considered to be 10 times more prevalent than regular wash-ups on the beaches. … Read more