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Coral IVF trial offers hope of renewal for Australia's Great Barrier Reef

December 14, 2020 4:30 PM

Coral populations from Australia's first "Coral IVF" trial are on track to reproduce and spawn next year.

Scores of pilot whales die in NZ stranding

November 26, 2020 5:00 AM

Almost 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on New Zealand's remote Chatham Islands, conservation officials said yesterday. Most of the marine mammals beached themselves over the weekend but rescue efforts were hampered by the area's isolated location, about 800km east of the South Island, the Department of Conservation (DOC) said, reported Agence France-Presse. By the time wildlife officers reached the area, 69 whales had already died, and others had to be euthanised, said DOC biodiversity ranger Jemma Welch. The causes of mass strandings remain unknown despite scientists studying the phenomenon for decades.

After 3,000 years, Tasmanian devils return to Australia's mainland

October 06, 2020 5:00 AM

SYDNEY • Tasmanian devils have been released into the wild on Australia's mainland in what conservationists described as a "historic" step, 3,000 years after the feisty marsupials went extinct there.

10 must-reads for today

September 24, 2020 5:00 AM

Most of a 470-strong pod of pilot whales found beached off Australia's remote southern coast have died, as rescuers yesterday continued racing against time to free those still alive in the country's biggest beaching in its modern history.

Most of the 470 beached whales in Australia have died

September 24, 2020 5:00 AM

SYDNEY • Most of the pilot whales from a 470-strong pod found stranded off Australia's remote southern coast have died, officials said yesterday, as rescuers struggled in freezing waters and fading light to free those still alive.

Whale beaching: An enduring mystery

September 24, 2020 5:00 AM

It is the question that has puzzled marine biologists for years. Mass whale strandings have occurred throughout recorded modern history, and likely earlier.

Killing of endangered stingray in Malaysia sparks outrage

May 18, 2020 5:00 AM

MIRI (Sarawak)• • Images being shared on social media showing people gleefully posing while slaughtering an endangered giant stingray in Malaysia have sparked public outrage.

Thailand's orphaned baby dugong becomes conservation star

July 03, 2019 6:14 PM

TRANG, THAILAND (AFP) - Cuddles at feeding time are one of many techniques vets in Thailand are using to raise an orphaned baby dugong named Mariam, and which have helped spread interest in ocean conservation in the process.

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