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Biologists discover ruby sea dragon in the wild

Biologists discover ruby sea dragon in the wild

Marine biologists had been of the view that only two types of sea dragons existed, the leafy and weedy, until they discovered a third type in 2015. The third type of the enchanting fish, the ruby sea dragon, was first found among museum specimens; and now biologists have spotted a ruby sea dragon swimming in the wild too.

Spotted for the first time in the wild, the ruby sea dragon has deep red color and appears like a stretched-out sea horse and hump like a camel. It can curl its tail.

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffers its worst coral die-off

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffers its worst coral die-off

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia suffered its worst coral die-off this year as warmer seas killed more than two-thirds of a 700-kilometer (435 miles) stretch of coral within the last nine-month period, researchers announced on Monday.

The Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies said in its latest report that the reef’s northern region, off the coast of Queensland, Australia, suffered a loss of 67 per cent of its shallow-water corals during the last eight to nine months.

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Four lives claimed by asthma attacks triggered by thunderstorm in Australia

Four lives claimed by asthma attacks triggered by thunderstorm in Australia

As per local reports, asthma attacks triggered by thunderstorm in Southeastern Australia have been associated with several cases of hospitalization and at least four death cases. Many people across Melbourne suffered from asthma attacks after strong thunderstorm. The rarely witnessed phenomenon caused health issues for many people in Melbourne.

Scientists capture strange radio burst from unknown source

Scientists capture strange radio burst from unknown source

Scientists are trying to map the infinite cosmos using a mysterious powerful burst of radio waves that are coming from an unknown distant source.

The so-called fast radio bursts or brilliant flashes have been captured by multiple telescopes on our planet. While no two flashes are the same, they all burst with seemingly intense amounts of energy every few seconds.

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Scientists solve mystery why do seabirds eat plastic debris

Scientists solve mystery why do seabirds eat plastic debris

Seabirds eat floating trash like plastic bags and wrappers, many times with deadly consequences. But why these birds find plastic debris so appetizing has long been a brainteaser for marine biologists.

Now, a new study has suggested that seabirds mistakenly eat plastic floating in the ocean because it smells like food. A team of biologists from UC Davis have discovered the chemical clue to why seabirds eat plastic.

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Human Settlement in Australia happened much earlier than previous estimates: Research

Human Settlement in Australia happened much earlier than previous estimates: Research

Human settlement in arid interior regions of Australia happened much earlier than previous estimates, as per a new research paper. The study team led by archaeologist Giles Hamm from South Australia’s La Trobe University has found certain objects in Warratyi rock shelter in the southern interior which date back to 49,000 years. The study estimates that humans settled in arid Australia nearly 10,000 earlier than previous estimates of human settlements in the region.

New Detailed Map of Milky Way Released by Astronomers

New Detailed Map of Milky Way Released by Astronomers

Astronomers have unveiled a detailed map of Milky Way Galaxy with incredible details about the galaxy, using the presence of hydrogen and mapping it meticulously. The detailed map of Milky Way Galaxy has been generated using telescopes with high sensitivity in Germany and Australia. By using the distribution of hydrogen across the Milky Way, astronomers have been able to map amazing map of the galaxy.

New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Australia after Fossilized Bones Found in Queensland

New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Australia after Fossilized Bones Found in Queensland

Scientists have hinted about finding a new species of dinosaurs after they analyzed fossilized bones found by Queensland resident David Ellioitt. The massive bones have led scientists to suggest new family tree for sauropods which could have thrived in Australia during the past. Mr. Ellioitt now heads Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum in Australia. The analysis suggests that dinosaur could be 40-50 feet long.

New map enables better understanding of Milky Way

New map enables better understanding of Milky Way

Piecing together billions of telescope observations at Australia-based Parkes Observatory and Germany-based Effelsberg 100-m Radio Telescope, a team of international researchers has created a detailed map of hydrogen in the Milky Way as well as some of its surrounding galaxies.

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in space, accounting for the creation of stars and galaxies. A better understanding of this element is expected to help scientists solve mysteries about our galaxies and the universe as a whole.

Three-year coral reef airborne lab mission to solve problems related to coral’s health

Three-year coral reef airborne lab mission to solve problems related to coral’s health

A project head by NASA is underway that aims to find out mysteries regarding what factors drive coral reef health. The data from the study could help experts have better information to tackle the problem efficiently.

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