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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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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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A Potential Plan To Save Endangered Species

... speaking, not too major. For example, tropical climate in Africa isn't all that different than tropical climate in Asia, South America and Australia. Most European habitats aren't too different than North American or some Asian Habitats. There are even many similarities between the Arctic ...

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by Mothership
Fri May 10, 2013 12:58 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Potential Plan To Save Endangered Species
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Bacteremia in humans

Hello... (first post, guys!) I am a Yr 12 student (school senior) in Australia; and for my biology experiment, I am investigating which commonly used and widely available antibiotic can provide maximum protection against both gram positive and gram negative ...

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by trivedv
Thu May 02, 2013 11:56 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Bacteremia in humans
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