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A saltwater crocodile lurks in the Northern Territory’s Mary River, a popular fishing destination. A saltwater crocodile lurks in the Northern Territory’s Mary River, a popular fishing destination. Erin Britton

Croc attacks: a new website with bite

Crocodiles have a rather off-putting character trait: they bite. It’s fair to say few people like being bitten. We like being eaten even less, and reserve our most morbid fears for creatures that dare…
Five-a-day please. Five-a-day please. blacktigersdream

Are crocodiles secret fruit-lovers?

Seed dispersal by animals is important for plants to help them occupy new areas of land. Usually bugs, birds, or intrepid kittens do that job. Now we can add crocodiles to that list. A new study reviewed…
To figure out where we’re safe from crocodiles, we need to know more about what makes them move around. To figure out where we’re safe from crocodiles, we need to know more about what makes them move around. Jeff Keir

Controlling crocs means knowing who’s boss

The estuarine crocodile is the top predator in waterways across Northern Australia. Large crocodiles pose a risk to humans, so local governments take measures to control crocodile abundance and distribution…
What keeps crocodiles under control? Bigger crocodiles. What keeps crocodiles under control? Bigger crocodiles. Grahame Webb

Crocodile culls won’t solve crocodile attacks

There have been two fatal saltwater crocodile attacks on people in the Northern Territory (NT) in the last four weeks. Calls to “cull” the wild population of crocodiles have inevitably surfaced. More school…

Research Briefs (6)

Crocs are smarter than you think

Crocodiles use strategic moves to lure their prey according to new research by The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The…

Out-biting the dinosaurs

Researchers from the University of Bristol, The Royal Veterinary College and Duke University have found that ancient crocodile…