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Victorian funnel-web spider

This is an information sheet on the Victorian funnel-web spider ('Hadronyche modesta').

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Red-back spider

This is an information sheet on the red-back spider ('Latrodectus hasseltii').

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White-tailed spider

This is an information sheet on the white-tailed spider ('Lampona cylindrata').

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Decoding the platypus genome

Find out what scientists have discovered from decoding the platypus genome. Learn how these discoveries provide some surprising insights into this unusual animal's underwater feeding, number of sex chromosomes, protection of its young and evolution of the male platypus's venomous spur.

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Dirty War, 2005: 'The Americans are coming'

This clip shows the arrival of US military personnel in central Queensland prior to the joint military training exercises held by the USA and Australia known as Operation Talisman Sabre 2005. A narrator describes the public relations exercise that took place to encourage goodwill, and members of the public view military ...

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Poisonous animals

This collection of 17 digital curriculum resources contains a diverse array of poisonous animals that have been organised into four categories – arachnids, marine invertebrates, vertebrates and insects. Some animals in the collection are highly toxic to humans and others are poisonous only to their potential predators. ...

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Caterpillar of the Cairns birdwing butterfly

This is a colour photograph of the underside of the caterpillar, or larva, of the Cairns birdwing butterfly ('Ornithoptera priamus'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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'Amerila rubripes' moth

This is a colour photograph of a moth ('Amerila rubripes') exuding a frothy substance. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Arctiidae.)

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Sea lion sickness

This is a video resource about a neurotoxin, produced by an alga, that can cause sickness in both sea lions and humans. The video explains that the Marine Mammal Center has identified 'Pseudo-nitzschia' as an alga that produces domoic acid - a potent neurotoxin - which passes along the food chain into fish and sometimes ...