Posts Tagged ‘kangaroos’

Gangurru: Aboriginal Facts about Kangaroos

I think most people know they are marsupials and have pouches for their young that are known as Joeys. This education series article will explore some unique facts about kangaroos and highlight the influence the animal has with Aboriginal nations. The word Kangaroo comes from the Guugu Yimithirr language which is spoken in far north […]

Australia used to be home to giant flying turkeys the size of kangaroos

(Natural News) Australian researchers have recently discovered five species of giant birds, towering as tall as kangaroos, that once roamed the continent. As part of research, a team of paleontologists from Flinders University in South Australia examined megapode fossils from Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia and concurred that the specimens belong to […]

Strong magnitude 6.6 shake near the Kermadec Islands triggered ‘ghost quakes’ in North Island, New Zealand, but why?

     The magnitude 6.6 quake that struck off the coast of the North Island on Tuesday was widely felt and triggered false reports of shakes in New Zealand. It is not uncommon for earthquakes to confuse seismic readings as energy from tremors travels large distances. These “ghost quakes” register as local earthquakes when the GNS […]

Nest cavity competition may threaten an endangered Tasmanian songbird

How to protect your chicks from predators? Build a dome over them! There is tremendous diversity among the nests of birds, in nest location, structure, materials, and more, but we know very little about the forces that shaped … Source Article from http://phys.org/news/2015-11-cavity-competition-threaten-endangered-tasmanian.html Hits: 0

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