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Queensland’s coast blighted by leaked oil – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on March 12th, 2009.

Pelicans and turtles are among the animals suffering the effects of an oil spill from a cargo ship that has coated Queensland’s beaches in an oily slick. Here’s the latest report from the Associated Press. The Australian Science Media Centre has and will continue to wrap-up commentary from scientists on the environmental impact of the […]

Oldest turtle fossil uncovered in China

Dacia Herbulock posted in on November 27th, 2008.

A 220 million year-old fossil is stirring debate over the evolutionary origin of turtles. Turtles have a completely unique body design that has remained almost unchanged for millions of years. Paleontologists have long been interested in how the turtle’s shell evolved, but there were few clues in the fossil record. Up to this point, the […]

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