Paint spill in Hobart Rivulet
Friend of Hobart Rivulet Platypus Jenny Forward has reported a paint spill in the rivulet. “A friend sent me this photo of what she thinks is paint in the Rivulet and she said that there were ducks who’s feet were covered in it. We’re now very worried about the platypus.” Toxic spills in Summer when […]
Saving the Hobart Rivulet Platypus
WildArk.org’s mission is to promote and support activities that educate, enable, provide resources or inspire humanity to sustainably conserve, protect or restore the environment and the world’s ecosystems, natural resources, wildlife and wild places. Australia’s most iconic species, the egg-laying, duck-billed, flat-tailed platypus, is disappearing before our eyes. According to a recent study, urbanisation and […]
Are we the weird ones?
A Question Hidden in the Platypus Genome: Is the platypus normal, and are we the thing that turned out strange? (We know the answer to that one already!) Excellent food for thought in this New York Times article on monotremes. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/09/science/platypus-genome-echidna.html
ABC News: The Platypus Whisperer
Many thanks to ABC Hobart for sharing the story of Zoom the Platypus with the world! Read the written piece at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-21/platypus-whisperer-pete-walsh-hobart-rivulet/12986552 View the ABC News story at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N5xsFWr7HA