Lighthouse Eco

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Biggest male funnel-web spider dubbed ‘Hercules’ found north of Sydney

Spider measuring record 7.9cm across is almost as big as largest female collected in 2021, which was named Megaspider by Australian Reptile Park

‘Super curious’ whale follows kayaker off Bondi beach in Australia

A drone pilot was able to capture the footage of a rather unique encounter which took place over the weekend, where a humpback whale followed a kayaker off Bondi Beach in Australia for a couple of minutes.

Australian earless dragon last seen in 1969 rediscovered in secret location

Victorian grassland earless dragon was once common west of Melbourne but numbers declined due to habitat loss and predators such as feral cats

Hopes rewilding critically endangered brush-tailed bettongs will help them bounce back

Dozens of the ‘ecosystem engineers’ have been caught in Western Australia and flown to their new habitat

‘Globally Significant Moment for Ocean Conservation’: Australia to Phase Out Gill Net Fishing in Great Barrier Reef

The Australian and Queensland governments have introduced a more than $160 million package to phase out the commercial gill net fishing that damages the Great Barrier Reef.

Australia to triple size of protected marine park to area larger than Germany

Australia plans to triple the size of an ecologically important marine park and close off an area larger than Germany to fishing and mining, the government announced Monday, protecting millions of vulnerable seabirds and animals.

More Than Half of Australia’s Shallow Reef Species in Decline as Oceans Warm

More than 50 percent of the species that live in Australia’s shallow reefs declined in numbers as oceans warmed over the past decade.

Most of Lord Howe Island closed to visitors after outbreak of plant fungus

Permanent park preserve temporarily closed over fears myrtle rust fungus outbreak may compromise endemic plant species

Famous Australian beaches vulnerable to severe coastal erosion caused by La Niña

Some of Australia’s most famous beaches, including the tourist hotspot Noosa, are increasingly vulnerable to coastal erosion caused by successive years of La Niña, with experts voicing fears for local biodiversity.

Parts of Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover seen in 36 years

Two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia recorded the highest amount of coral cover in nearly four decades.

‘Fluffy’ crab that wears a sponge as a hat discovered in Western Australia

A “fluffy” crab discovered off the coast of Western Australia has been named after the ship that carried Charles Darwin around the world.