Author Tom Iliffe leads scientists on a cave dive.
Scientific fieldwork that happens underground and underwater in spectacular but dangerous caves opens a window on a largely unknown world.
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In defence of 'cryptozoologists': we have a lot to learn from their curiosity and sense of wonder.
A beached hoodwinker sunfish, the new species described by researchers from Murdoch University.
A four-year puzzle has ended with the discovery of a new species of sunfish. These famously strange-looking animals are the largest bony fish in the oceans.
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The planet has seen five 'mass extinctions' over the past half billion years, but each was followed by an explosion in biodiversity.
Ulysses butterflies (
Papilio ulysses) in CSIRO’s Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra.
Australian taxonomy resources number around 70 million specimens, valued at over AU$5 billion. That's big science.