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Killer whales diving to record depths for dinner

Killer whales are expanding their role as an apex predator to the very depths of the ocean.

Marine megafauna catch the sun

When it comes to crossing the ocean, all marine megafauna seem to use the same navigational compass – the sun.

What’s dingoes’ favourite food: frogs, insects or wombat stew?

A major study has revealed a huge variation in dingo diets, and their predation of threatened species.

Taller tundra sends a warning

Global warming is having a significant effect on of the world’s most delicate ecosystems – the tundra of arctic and alpine areas.

Early trauma affects birds’ song memory

Deakin research linking early trauma in birds with their ability to remember important songs used for survival could have implications for human development.

Citizens and drones come to coastal rescue

Deakin University is training its own army of citizen scientists to monitor the effects of climate change on Victorian coastlines.

How are rising sea temperatures stunting fish growth?

Dr Timothy Clark is set to investigate one of the most profound issues facing global fish populations.

Mussels reveal secrets of reproductive ‘chemistry’

Deakin chemists are on the brink of understanding the real chemistry of attraction in mussels.

The pros and cons of rabbit removal

Ridding Australia’s landscape of rabbits could have mixed results for our native species, says a recent study.

Australia must learn from China on environment


Developed nations like Australia can learn from China in reaching global sustainability goals.

‘Critical Animal Studies’ Research Network launched at Deakin

Renowned Australian moral philosopher Peter Singer has presented the opening lecture for Deakin’s new research network.

Victoria’s inland wetlands store $6 billion in carbon stocks

A Deakin University study has revealed the scale of the role of wetlands in carbon storage.

Turning water from foe to friend

As one in 100 year floods become more like one in ten, or one in five year events, blue-green infrastructure could help reduce the impact of flooding on our environment and economy.

Joint effort on water

Citizen scientists are tracking the effect of environmental flows from a decommissioned reservoir near Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.

Super milk takes on super bugs

The special properties of platypus milk might hold the key to overcoming antibiotic resistance.

Revealing the other side of cute

What happens to animal TV stars when they’re no longer cute enough to amuse us?

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