Dingo: the charismatic and controversial canid

Fluffy, furry, spikey or sleek? What’s your favourite species? Cosmos magazine is celebrating the amazing diversity of Australian mammals, from antechinus to yellow-footed rock-wallaby, in our first-ever Australian Mammal of the Year poll. Keep an eye on the Cosmos website … Continued

Let’s talk about sex. Beetle sex.

The sex life of the British burying beetle is really pretty disgusting, and Dr Megan Head gets to study it for a living. Find out how this scientist is learning about how animals respond to climate change by studying the … Continued

Flirting with the enemy: fish using sharks to exfoliate

Rubbing against the sharks’ sandpaper-like skin might remove parasites and skin irritants for bold fish. Learn about this dangerous relationship observed between sharks and fish in this resource for Year 3, 4 and 6 Biology students learning about features of … Continued

Getting Personal With Skinks

Researchers from Macquarie University in Sydney are delving into the private lives of skinks to understand why animals bond together. Find out how researchers are learning about social groups in animals, particularly skinks, in this resource for Biology students in … Continued

Baby dugongs bounce back

Baby dugongs are back, baby! Use this short article about rising Dugong numbers in Australian waters with Biology students in Years 4, 5, 6 and 7 to show the benefits and impact of conservation. Word count: 240 There has not … Continued