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.
30 October, 2015
It can sometimes be difficult to positively identify a platypus from a brief glimpse in poor light. This is the strength of citizen science where sightings from other people can confirm your data.
11 September, 2015
Yabby traps are a threat to our iconic platypus.
15 May, 2015
Litter in Melbourne's waterways is a hazard for wildlife.
05 January, 2015
Despite a lack of monitoring programs, the platypus is generally thought to be 'widespread and common'. However, there is mounting evidence to suggest all is not well with this iconic Australian species, particularly in Victoria.
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