18 July, 2019
Monitoring wildlife populations can be difficult and expensive. Being clear on objectives and selecting the appropriate technique is critical for effective monitoring.
19 December, 2017
Enclosed yabby traps, such as opera house nets, are death traps for platypuses
04 December, 2017
With severe storms bringing widespread flooding to much of Victoria over the weekend, what impact may this have on platypuses? While adult platypuses probably cope with flood events quite well, recently hatched juveniles are extremely vulnerable.
11 April, 2016
The rain last week provided some welcome relief from very dry conditions in Victtoria but it highlighted a key issue in urban waterways.
05 February, 2016
Several platypuses entangled in litter were again captured during population monitoring surveys as part of the Melbourne Water Urban Platypus Program. The items (rubber bands) were removed and the platypuses released again.
20 January, 2016
Despite their unique appearance, it can be easy to confuse platypuses and rakali when seen from a distance and in poor light.
19 November, 2015
We have worked closely with the Australian Platypus Conservancy, the Bureau of Animal Welfare and fish biologists to develop standardised guidelines for the use of fyke nets in research to ensure the safety of platypuses.
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