Egg loss of Little Penguins by King‚s Skink predation on Penguin Island, Western Australia, is reported over two avian breeding seasons. Predation may depress the reproductive success of penguins at this colony.
A large increase in the number of Silver Gulls around Tasmania in the last thirty years has resulted in problems of motor and air traffic hazards. Discouraging breeding has been inadequate. Removal of eggs has been successful in reducing the problem at one site. Culling using alpha-chloralose baits, has provided an immediate but not long-term […]
Fourteen colonies of Adelie Penguins at Whitney Point, near Casey Station, Wilkes Land, which had been censused between 1959/60 and 1961/62, were censused again during late 1983. Of the 14 colonies, 13 were still recognizable, and all had increased in size. One very small colony, which had originally comprised two pairs, was no longer extant. […]
The Leeuwin Current is an unexpected current because it carries water from the tropics to south-western Australia and then eastward, possibly as far as Tasmania. In some places and at some times it has speeds up to 3.5 knots, thereby rivalling the East Australian Current. This paper outlines some of its features.
Australia has the only continental west coast with a poleward flowing warm, low salinity boundary current. This water mass, the Leeuwin Current, masks the deeper, equatorward, cold water, Westralian Current along the continental slope for much of the year, although it flows strongly only from about April to August. In southwestern Australia, apparently as a […]