All 46 tourists aboard the Spirit of 1770 jumped into the sea on the Great Barrier Reef to escape the burning and sinking boat.
Though considered as the most invasive "fish pests," environmentalists worry that the dead Carp might cause water pollution.
Maggie, an Australian kelpie likely to be the world's oldest dog, recently died at her home in Victoria, Australia.
In response to the hacking attacks on government agencies, Australia is allotting funds for cyber security.
There's trouble brewing at the iconic Great Barrier Reef in Australia. A recent study shows that almost half of the reef, mostly in the Northern part, is practically dead while 93 percent of its corals have been bleached.
A couple frolicking at the beach on a jet ski didn't know their lives would be in danger.
Rather than coming close to shore only to breed, James Cook University researchers found that female blacktip sharks remain in Cockle Bay, Australia, year-round with their young. This highlights the importance of conservation along coastal areas.
Not all birds are monogamous, and when it comes to Australian red-backed fairy-wrens both sexes tend to be very promiscuous. Surprisingly, Cornell ornithologists recently discovered males can keep their mates faithful by singing duets.
Officials at Australia's Bondi Beach are testing a new way to detect when sharks get too close to coastal swimmers. The technology, called Clever Buoy, senses when sharks are in the area and, via an app, alerts authorities who warn people when to get out of the water.
Prehistoric claw marks found inside Australia's Tight Entrance cave reveal a bit more about the continent's extinct predator, the marsupial lion. It turns out the animals were agile hunters that reared their young inside the cave.
An extremely rare albino turtle was recently spotted in Australia. This turtle was the last of 122 hatchlings from a green turtle nest on Castaways Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Researcher have for the first time explored the inner workings of Australian wombat warrens, or interconnected burrows, in hopes of understanding the rather elusive animals and their conservation status.
It turns out that New Zealand's famed little blue penguins are actually Australian natives. A recent study concluded that New Zealand's native penguisn species was replaced by these interlopers between 1500 and 1900 AD.
Burn patterns evident on eggshells belonging to ancient, 500-pound flightless Australian birds were recently found by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder. This suggests early humans hunted the bird and collected its eggs to cook.
Researchers from the University of Sydney have trained Australian monitor lizards to avoid eating deadly cane toads, by feeding them smaller, non-lethal ones. This could help save endangered lizards that have recently suffered catastrophic population declines, following poisonous toad invasions.