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Supersized seagrass: world’s biggest plant found in Western Australia News

by David, 8 June 2022 | 0 comments

Underwater picture of seagrass

Forget blue whales, redwood trees and aspen groves. There’s a new biggest organism in town. It’s a huge patch of seagrass, the size of about 20,000 rugby fields. And it’s been hiding in plain sight in Shark Bay, at the western tip of Western Australia!

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Turtle nail clippings: discoveries from Ningaloo Reef News

by Jasmine, 21 August 2020 | 0 comments

Photo of a turtle with an aerial on it's back, swimming in blue water.

By Natalie Kikken Did you know that nails grow on a turtle’s flippers? At Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, turtle nail clippings are providing new and exciting insights. CSIRO scientists can work out what turtles eat by analysing the chemicals in these nail samples.

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Scats track quokka cuisine News

by Jasmine, 17 April 2015 | 0 comments

A quokka smiling.

Written by Beth Askham Even though it has the cutest smile in the marsupial world, quokkas still need a good supply of food, water and rest spots to survive. The biggest population of these adorable marsupials live on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth in Western Australia.

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