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Coral polyps just love the taste of plastic News

by David, 18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Photo of brown and white star like coral polyps clustered closely together.

Plastic waste in our oceans is a big problem for marine fauna. Not only can it look like food, it seems some animals have developed a taste for the material. And that’s a problem.

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Turtles in trouble News

by Sarah, 4 April 2014 | 0 comments

Written by Neha Karl When waste isn’t disposed of carefully, it can find its way into rivers and oceans. This human made litter can be very harmful for marine animals, including sea turtles. There are seven threatened species of marine turtle and we have six of them here in Australia.

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The different faces of phosphorus News

by Pat, 17 May 2013 | 0 comments

Burning match.

Strike a match. It lights thanks to phosphorus. This element doesn’t just have fiery applications – it’s important for life itself.

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Mopping up with food scraps News

by Pat, 14 December 2012 | 0 comments

Do you have left over fruit and vegetable scraps? One day you might be able to use them to clean up the environment!

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