Archive for the ‘Wildlife’ Category

Beach Butchery: Sperm Whale Disposal

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The squeamish should look away now. A team from the Australian Museum was recruited to dispose of a dead Sperm Whale.  Dismembered into more manageable pieces, the carcass was then buried on site…. Read more

C.S.I Ewingsdale – Hendrix Goes Down

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

It’s a dangerous world out there and when pets go roaming, things can turn nasty. One of the most famous of all threats in nature are venomous snakes, of which Australia has some of the most deadly…. Read more

C.S.I Billinudgel: Russell, a 1080 Survivor

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

In one sense, Russell is a very lucky boy. So far, in 6 years, he has survived a blow from a car, several venomous snakebites, obstruction on bladder stones, and secretly snacking on rat poison. If… Read more

Advantage? Not for Bees, Perhaps

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

A recent study published in the Journal of Toxicology has revealed higher levels of environmental persistence and sensitivity of bees to Imidacloprid, the active in Advantage and Advantix, than… Read more

Dispatching Beached Whales

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Vets living in beachside towns may be called to attend a beached whale, more commonly to euthanase than heal.   Here’s a few pointers on declaring or inducing death in marine megafauna, and the use… Read more

Flipper as welfare-mum

Friday, June 5th, 2009

The cetacean PR machine must be working overtime to maintain the image of dolphins as the angels of the deep, in the face of yet more data describing their sordid behaviours.  As if reports of gang… Read more

A tale of two turtles

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Turtles are ancient creatures, having lived in the oceans for hundreds of millions of  years. They out-survived the dinosaurs and predate the crocodile. Some can live for hundreds of years, survive… Read more