Wildlife

Melbourne: Strain wildlife documentary in film festival

A Kimberley documentary has featured at the Environmental Film Festival in Melbourne.

Coloured mangrove crab by Peter Strain

Coloured mangrove crab by Peter Strain

“Secrets of the Kimberley” features the photographic art of marine creatures by Broome Photographer Peter Strain.

He describes it as “a different way of seeing nature: anthropomorphic and art values featuring small marine creatures from the remote Kimberley shoreline”. [go to website]

The thirty minute documentary follows a journey to remote Kimberley reefs as Broome Photographer combines expressionistic pohotography of marine creatures with the work of a science team examining the extraordinary coral reefs of remote onshore reefs.

Art meets science. The photos featured in this documentary went on to become a major museum exhibition – “Line of Sight – Art meets Science on Australia’s Kimberley coast”.

 

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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 Broome, Environment, People Comments Off

New wildlife found on offshore islands

Indigenous rangers and scientists have found “new” populations of quolls and golden-backed tree rats on offshore islands.

You can read a media release here:

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

Free slide shows: Six new Kimberley frogs

A WA Museum scientist has described six new Kimberley frog species.

Science Network [read this story]

Dr Paul Doughty will be giving free talks at Kununurra and Broome’s libraries next month.

Broome:

7pm, Wednesday 17 September

Kununurra:

6:30pm, Thursday 18 September

 

 

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Sunday, August 17th, 2014 Broome, Environment, Kununurra Comments Off

Kununurra and Broome: Officers to remove crocs

DPaW says its staff will remove problem crocodiles from Kununurra and Broome rather than kill them.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

Broome Advertiser [read this story]

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Monday, July 14th, 2014 Broome, Environment, Government, Kununurra Comments Off

Cable Beach: Croc sighting

Broome shire has closed Cable Beach to swimmers.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DPaW

A shire spokesman issued this statement:

“Cable Beach near Gantheaume Pt has been closed to swimmers following a confirmed sighting of a crocodile about 2.5m long and 20m offshore, midway between Cable Beach and Gantheaume Pt and heading south.

“Shire Rangers and DPaW officers are monitoring, and any enquiries should be made to DPaW.”

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Monday, June 30th, 2014 Broome, Environment, Local Government Comments Off

Horizontal Falls: Quolls found on offshore island

Scientists and Indigenous rangers have found rare northern quolls living on Molema Island.

This is in the proposed Horizontal Falls National Park.

You can read environment minister Albert Jacob’s media release here:

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Thursday, June 5th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Smartphone ap to record wildlife

Smartphone owners are invited to help record wildlife sightings by downloading a free ap.

Prof Lars Bejder demonstrated the ap to a group of about 70 people at Broome Public Library earlier this month.

“If you spot a turtle on the beach or a dolphin in the water, use the app to take a picture or video of it,” Prof Bejder said.

“The app will automatically take note of the time and location before uploading the data to a website, where it can be freely accessed by anyone all over the world.”

Science Network [read this story]

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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 Broome Comments Off

Oombulgurri: Science helping goannas avoid toads

A scientist and Indigenous Rangers are feeding small cane toads to goannas to make them sick.

When they recover, they will hopefully avoid eating larger toads with lethal amounts of poison.

Science Network [read this story]

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 Environment Comments Off
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