With this discovery of an unprecedented variety of dinosaur tracks, scientists are dubbing this coastline as the country’s Jurassic Park.
People normally flock to ocean parks and bodies of water to see the spectacle that are whales touring the waters and splashing all around. Their fins slap on the water with a beauty that is truly unique to their kind. But scientists discover they're not just doing it to show off -- they're actually talking.
An extinct kangaroo ancestor wasn't able to bounce like its modern relatives, but they were able to easily adapt to environmental change and out-live their fanged cousins. Fossils of these creatures were recently unearthed in Australia by researchers from the University of Queensland.
Sea slugs have colorful patterns to ward off predators -- but when that doesn't work they defend themselves using toxic chemicals they gather from their environment.
Mammals have evolved much more sensitive hearing than their reptile-like ancestors thanks to three super tiny bones tucked away in the auditory canal. But researchers are still unsure how the mammalian middle ear evolve. Now the University of Queensland (UQ), is shedding some light on the matter, challenging current beliefs and calling for further fossil evidence.
Hunger can make anyone cranky, but it seems a flower's aroma can calm even the most aggressive of honeybees. Since flowers come with the promise of food, researchers say bees would rather feast than fight.
Crocodiles may not be able to adjust to warming waters, researchers say. A recent study found saltwater crocodiles tend to take shorter dives when waters exceed 31.5 degrees Celsius. This could have significant impact on the species' survival.
Corals release their eggs and sperm based on photosynthetic cues provided by moonlight. However, when artificial light pollution interferes with natural light, corals fail to spawn. This could have serious impacts on threatened reefs.
Researchers from University of Queensland have identified one of Australia's newest dinosaurs, Kunbarrasaurus. This dinosaur's unique characteristics suggest it is a distinctly different species than previously classified.
More than 90 percent of the world's migrating birds suffer from habitat loss along their long and remarkable journeys, so researchers are calling for increased collaborative and international efforts.
More than 17,000 marine species, including whales, sharks, rays and fish, remain threatened due to a lack of marine protected areas.
Long-beaked echidnas are threatened by habitat loss and hunters in New Guinea and Indonesia. After conservationists successfully bred short-beaked Anteaters, they're now turning their attention to the species long-beaked relatives.
Giant killer lizards roamed Australia during the time early humans first arrived on the southern continent, say researchers who now have the 50,000 year old fossil bones to prove it.
A recent study of almost 13 thousand marine species found that they don't have many options when climate change sets in. They will either have to relocate to other parts of the ocean or face extinction.