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Australia: Rare ‘walking’ pink handfish spotted for first time in decades

A rare ‘walking’ handfish native only to Australia has been spotted for the first time in 22 years off the Tasmanian coast. The pink handfish was last sighted by a diver off Tasmania in 1999 and has only been seen four other times. Fearing for its survival, officials had recently classified it as endangered. But […]

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Australia: School fun day bouncy castle tragedy claims 6th child

A sixth child has died in hospital after a bouncy castle was lifted into the air at a school event in Australia late last week, police said on Sunday. The 11-year-old boy, Chace Harrison, “passed away in hospital this afternoon,” Tasmania Police Commissioner, Darren Hine, said in a statement. “Our thoughts continue to be with […]

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Australia: Five children killed and four others injured after falling from bouncy castle on school fun day

Five children have died and four others are injured after falling from a bouncy castle that was blown into the air in Australia, police say. The accident caused by a wind gust happened on Thursday at a primary school fun day in Devonport, Tasmania. Police said the children had fallen from 10 meters, with both […]

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Endangered Tasmanian Devils released into mainland Australia wild for the first time in 3,000 years

Tasmanian devils have been reintroduced into the wild in mainland Australia for the first time in 3,000 years. Conservation groups released 26 of the mammals into a large sanctuary in Barrington Tops, north of Sydney. It’s thought that packs of dingoes helped eradicate them on the mainland. There are still some on the island state […]

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Rescuers saved 108 pilot whales in worst mass stranding in Australia’s Tasmania

108 pilot whales were safely rescued and released back into the sea after a mass stranding in Australia killed over 350, officials said. Marine experts now believe Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast is now clear of live whales. At least 350 whales died in what is Australia’s worst stranding on record. Now attention has […]

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Nearly 400 whales dead after stranding off Australia’s Tasmania

About 380 whales were confirmed dead in Australia’s Tasmania as on Wednesday afternoon as rescuers struggled to rescue the remaining 30 that are still alive. Over 450 long-finned pilot whales were caught on sandbanks and beaches inside Macquarie Harbour, with a rescue effort starting on Tuesday morning. Some 50 whales have been rescued and coaxed […]

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At least 25 whales dead and 270 more stranded in Tasmania

Australian biologists hope to rescue around 270 whales stranded on a sandbar off the remote west coast of the Australian island of Tasmania. Government scientists said it appeared that at least 25 of the animals, believed to be pilot whales, had already died. Pilot whales are a species of oceanic dolphin that grows 7 metres […]

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Viral Snaps: Tasmania receives snowfall after 25 years

Residents in the island state of Tasmania in Australia received its first snowfall in 25 years. The streets and houses covered in a white sheets of snow. The Tasmanian Bureau of Meteorology reported on the Launceston airport being covered in snow on August 5 and the weather at around 2.4 °C. #Launceston airport this morning […]