During the past decade a team of Australian researchers has undertaken a combination of surveys, genetic diversity assessments, and studies across the Northern Territory’s Top End. They have resulted in the discovery of a growing number of previously unrecognised vertebrate species endemic to Australia’s Monsoonal Tropics. Researcher Graeme Gillespie, from […]
Major figures such as United States President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have claimed that SARS-COV-2 escaped from a Chinese laboratory. Experts, however, think it is more likely that the novel coronavirus originated from human contact with wildlife, possibly in a wet market in Wuhan. The new […]
While human-to-domestic-animal infections are currently regarded as rare and isolated incidents, there has been experimental clinical infection of ferrets with SARS-CoV-1. The recent AVA release acknowledged the present scarcity of PPE as one of the difficulties confronting practitioners in the current climate.
An international study published recently in Nature, and led by Mark Hindell from the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, relied on the simple principle of tracking marine animals to their food sources to identify Areas of Ecological Significance in the Southern Ocean. The result is an integrated map of […]