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Tasmania

tasmania

An island south of australia and the smallest state of the commonwealth. Its capital is hobart. It was discovered and named van diemen's island in 1642 by abel tasman, a dutch navigator, in honor of the dutch governor-general of the dutch east indian colonies. It was renamed for the discoverer in 1853. In 1803 it was taken over by great britain and was used as a penal colony. It was granted government in 1856 and federated as a state in 1901.


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Does the thylacine still live?

... Anyway as you are probably aware they also once inhabited the mainland also. If (and that's a big if) they still actually exist they will be in Tasmania on the west coast, thing is they will be very small isolated populations. Must also bear in mind if the numbers are that low genetic diversity ...

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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?

Perhaps if we exterminated all the non native species in remote parts of Tasmania or the mainland it might reappear, but what the hunting didn't accomplish the competition with non native predators most probably has.

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by animartco
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:41 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Does the thylacine still live?
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Does the thylacine still live?

... on Species as we investigate this incredibly unique animal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTbepdbxpqo Do you believe the thylacine still lives in Tasmania or the Australian mainland? Or have we lost this animal to extinction?

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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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5 best proofs of evolution

... not there before. another example of survival of the fittest is went European introduce carnivores and herbivore in the island of Australia and Tasmania an how they in part help in the extinction of 11 species clear example of supremacy and one of the laws observed by Darwin.

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by Raven7899
Wed May 30, 2012 9:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
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Spine of mammalian sea creature?

Hi Folks, I came across this today, on the banks of a river close to the ocean, in Tasmania, Australia. I instantly thought it was the spine of a dolphin (with a rib still attached). However after looking at various pictures of dolphin skeletons it appears that the ...

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by Synapse
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:12 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Spine of mammalian sea creature?
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