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Australia

The smallest continent and the only one existing as an independent country, comprising six states and one territory. Its capital is canberra. It was first sighted by the spanish in the early 17th century and at that time explored by the dutch who named it new holland. Stories dating from the 2d century a.d. Tell of a terra australis incognita, unknown southern land. In the 19th century, the continent was circumnavigated by the english explorer matthew finders, who gave it its original name modified as terra australis (no longer incognita), shortened later to australia.


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Reconsidering University Degree Bsc Zoology

Hi there, I was recently excluded from a prestigious university in Australia for having failed two units in My Bachelor of Science, 2013. I have been battling a long term illness including but not limited to chronic depression, anxiety and insomnia. This ...

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by Darcia
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:23 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Reconsidering University Degree Bsc Zoology
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Re: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

... in peace and study! I hope they do well, though now I feel I won't be too upset if they don't survive, as they are an introduced species here in Australia. But I do hope they grow into a proper colony; that would be pretty cool.

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by Waylah
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:40 am
 
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Does the thylacine still live?

... now become over-run by feral cats, if that is the case they are as good as decimated. So that's another species extinct, somethin to be proud of Australia as we sit up near the top of the list when it comes to species destruction :(

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:15 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Does the thylacine still live?
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Does the thylacine still live?

Believed to have gone extinct in 1936, the thylacine was a large carnivorous marsupial native to Australia. Join me on this episode of Focus on Species as we investigate this incredibly unique animal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTbepdbxpqo Do you believe the thylacine ...

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by AustinWanders
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:25 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Does the thylacine still live?
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Re: Sheep in Australia will kill marsupials

Their insects are harmful to embryos of marsupials. By this logic Dingo dog has caused the disappearance of Australian marsupial predators. I think it is a distinct possibility. Remember how in the early European exploration, many primitive societies were decimated by the common cold. In many count...

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by animartco
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:30 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Sheep in Australia will kill marsupials
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