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  • New Wilsons Promontory Whale Cruises

    Posted by Mikala Peters

    Wildlife Coast Cruises has just announced an addition to its fleet with the launch of the ‘Brianna Lee’, a refurbished sister ship to the company’s existing vessel ‘Kasey Lee’. Both vessels are 20 metre high tunnel catamarans, purpose-built for scenic and wildlife cruises, with 360 degree views, walk around decks...

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  • Sunsets & Koalas - New Tour Launches

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    In the southern part of Australia, the summer time signals an extended period of hot try weather. Whilst the coastal areas are a little more moderate, the temperature can reach over 40 degree celcius (or 104 degree fahrenheit). To conserve energy and reduce bodily temperatures, most Australian marsupials will rest...

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  • Saving Seals from Entanglement with Wildlife Coast Cruises

    Posted by Mikala Peters

    Seal Entanglement Rescue Seal Rocks, off the coast of Phillip Island, is home to the largest colony of Australian Fur Seals in Australia. Unfortunately, these amazing marine mammals occasionally get entangled in fishing gear, nets and marine debris. Once a month, researchers from Phillip Island Nature Parks and a Marine...

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  • Raptors over the Red Centre

    Posted by Nadia Wallace

    The Red Centre has its own type of Winter Wonderland. There is no beautiful white snow but there are glorious clear blue skies and lovely warm afternoons. From June through to around now, the nights are cool, but the days are incredible, sometimes cloudless for weeks in a row. The...

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  • Five Icons of the Isle State

    Posted by Tina Hussey

    As an island and with a large and mostly intact natural habitat, Tasmania provides a safe haven for a huge range of unique wildlife; many found nowhere else. The Tasmanian Devil is perhaps the best known species, however, some of our lesser known marsupials also win the hearts of tourists...

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  • Winter Wonders of the Eyre Peninsula

    Posted by David Doudle

    Winter is now upon us here in Port Lincoln but this is no reason to stay indoors and rug up - actually quite the contrary. With our mild climate in Southern Australia, this is an exceptional time to get out and explore the region and in particular, view the abundance...

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  • Guest Diaries - Kakadu National Park

    Posted by Louise Armit

    From the moment our group of ten friends arrived at Sab Lord's wonderful Kakadu camp on June 1, 2017 the many species of wildlife absolutely amazed us. Birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, marsupials and insects were aplenty! As we drove in we caught sight of a yellow Dingo disappearing into the...

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  • Rabbit Warren Mapping Project Commences at Arkaba

    Posted by Brendon Bevan

    June has been a particularly busy month for us up at Arkaba with various conservation projects! We finally began our rabbit warren mapping process having received our site clearances from the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association Aboriginal Corporation (ATLA). We are delighted to finally be in a position to target yet...

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  • Gliding with Gentle Giants

    Posted by Amy Gash

    Lady Elliot Island is known as ‘Home of the Manta Ray' and is a major hotspot for Manta Rays in Eastern Australia. Manta Rays can be found all year round on Lady Elliot Island, with numbers peaking during the winter season (mid May to mid – August). On Lady Elliot,...

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  • Sydney's Humpback Highway Open

    Posted by Colin Thwaites

    Whale watching season with Oz Whale Watching has kicked off in Sydney with the northern migration well under way. There has been sightings everyday since we started our season on 18th May with a varying array of activity from the Humpback Whales. Double breaches and tail throws have been seen...

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  • First Whales of the Season Spotted off Phillip Island

    Posted by Mikala Peters

    Exciting news from Phillip Island this week, with the first whales of the migration season spotted along the Bass Coast. These sightings are eagerly anticipated, beginning of the annual whale migration along the Victoria's beautiful coastline. There have been three species spotted already, including Humpback Whales and Orcas off The...

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  • Swimming That Makes Your Soul Sparkle

    Posted by Kelsi Samson

    Ningaloo Reef is an incredibly diverse fringing reef system on Western Australia coast line. After a romantic full moon in March or April, the corals feeling the love on Ningaloo, release their eggs and sperm into the water column to carry out reproductive behaviour known as coral spawning.  This coral-love-making...

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  • The Curious Sex Tales of the Koala - Wild Koala Day May 3

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    The cute face and innocent eyes of a koala hide a mischievous sprite, with one of the most interesting sex lives in the animal kingdom, worthy of a national Wild Koala Day in their honour! Here are five amazing facts, sure to raise some eyebrows! Female Koalas have 3 vaginas...

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  • Why Wild Is Best

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    Animal images are incredibly popular – our Facebook and Instagram feeds are full of baby Koalas, smiling Quokkas and contented sea turtles.   Does this popularity help wild animals in any way?  Not really, not unless the awareness is directly linked to conservation outcomes.   Take Koalas for instance – while their...

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  • Pups of Phillip Island

    Posted by Mikala Peters

    Australian Fur Seal pups are now nearly three months old, the age when they start venturing away from the safety of the rock pools at Seal Rocks. The rock pools play an important part in the early development of the pups, providing them with a safe place to swim and...

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  • The Things We Do For Love

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    With Valentine's Day only a couple of weeks away, we thought it would be appropriate to share some of the amazing feats of love for the animals that reside across the Arkaba Wildlife Conservancy: Juvenile Red Kangaroos have been documented travelling over 200km in a summer in search of mates...

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  • Summer Tales from Kangaroo Island

    Posted by Craig Wickham

    Summer on Kangaroo Island is a time of change and opportunity. The long days, warm sun and persistent southeasterly winds have dried the last of the winter and spring rains and the seasonal wetlands have reduced in size - forcing many waterbirds such as Grey Teals (one of our ducks)...

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  • Five Amazing Facts about Koala Joeys

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    1. Baby koalas are called Joeys. All marsupial babies are called joeys – kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, tasmanian devils, possums & bilbys. The meaning/origin is unknown – it’s possibly just a diminutive used at that time for any small animal. Joey as a baby marsupial was first recorded in use in...

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