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New study unlocks mystery origin of iconic Aussie snakes

New research led by the University of Adelaide has found the first tangible evidence that the ancestors of some of Australia’s most venomous snakes arrived by sea rather than by land – the dispersal route of most other Australian reptiles. In a paper published in Genes, the researchers analysed the genomes of two Australian elapids (front […]

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The dating lives of sea snakes

New research shows male sea snakes can locate and mate with a female mate, through touch receptors. After decades of research, the remarkable morphological adaptations of sea snakes to aquatic life, which include paddle-shaped tails, salt-excreting glands, and the ability to breathe through their skin have been revealed. In a new study published in Biological […]

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The battle against extinction

In a special feature in The Advertiser entitled ‘The fight to bring animals back from the brink,’ four University of Adelaide scientists explain their role in the battle against extinction of our native animals. From sea snakes to native quolls to the Tasmanian devil, these scientists are on the case. Read the full story. Image source: […]

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