WA researchers have discovered 13 spooky new arachnid species in the Pilbara, just in time for Halloween.
An Australian scientist has helped develop a new test that has international implications for the illegal trafficking and poaching of ivory.
A Perth man has been bitten by a snake while running at a park in Perth’s southern suburbs.
Friends of Esperance surfer Andrew Sharpe have intensified their calls for a further roll-out of drumlines off WA beaches, but the State Government is not onboard.
Michael Traill and Ben Downie
In a rare sighting, a blue whale has been spotted just two kilometres from the entrance to the Fremantle Harbour.
A man in his 30s was bitten on the face and head by a saltwater crocodile in WA’s Kimberley region on Friday.
A hungry great white has joined a pack of large sharks drawn close to shore by a whale carcass, with authorities warning swimmers, surfers and divers to stay out of the water.
NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro has backed down on a threat to move his party to the cross bench and has agreed to support the Berejiklian government after a dispute overa koala protection policy.
A litter of tiny numbat joeys were rescued last week by leading WA conservationist Tony Friend and are lucky to be alive.
Whale watchers can now double as citizen scientists with the launch of a new marine fauna sightings app helping track the mammals along the WA coastline.
WA scientist Kit Prendergast wants to undertake “crucial” research into the impact of bushfires on native bees in the Stirling Range National Park.
The subantarctic fur seal stopped for a snooze at the marina to rest and recover before continuing on its journey to the Antarctic region.
WA Seabird Rescue Albany has thrown its support behind a new Australian wildlife campaign urging people to cut plastic rings before disposing of them.
The Perth Mint has released 30,000 of the happiest looking coins in the world, in tandem with a month-long celebration of the quokka.
Peter de Kruijff
A rare little penguin recovering in Perth after washing up on a WA beach has melted hearts the world over by riding out isolation exactly like the rest of us - by binge-watching a whole lot of TV.
A heroic husband jumped on the back of a great white shark and punched the predator to try to stop its frenzied attack on his wife as they were surfing on a NSW beach on Saturday.
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has flagged possible changes to whale swim interaction tours after two swimmers were injured by humpback whales at Ningaloo Reef in the past week.
Bethany Hiatt and Ben Downie
Another person has been injured by a humpback whale on Ningaloo Reef — just days after a woman was left with crushed ribs from an encounter with the ocean giant.
Possums love fruit trees. In urban areas where much of the native forest has disappeared, fruit trees can be irresistible to Brushtail and Western Ringtail possums.
The operator of a Ningaloo whale swimming experience where a woman was seriously injured after being hit by humpback’s tail has defended its safety record and vowed to continue running its tours.
Snorkellers have described the terrifying moment a humpback whale used its powerful fins to send a man flying out of the ocean and charge at swimmers on Ningaloo Reef on Saturday.
Hollywood hunk Chris Hemsworth’s next co-star will be one of the scariest beasts of the animal kingdom.
A whale expert says a ‘freak’ incident where a woman was crushed by humpbacks during a diving tour in WA’s north was predicted when the tourism trial was launched four years ago.
Daryna Zadvirna, Kate Ryan and Caitlyn Rintoul
Winter is a dangerous time for sea turtles as they can lose their battle with the currents and become stranded on South West beaches. WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES
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