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A big night of palaeontology for Whyalla
Fossils offer fascinating insights into the big questions of sex, death and evolution, as Whyalla locals will hear from a Flinders University palaeontology roadshow on September 12...


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Seaweed research steps up pace
South Australia’s rich marine environment will yield more value-added products under a new research agreement between Flinders University and one of China’s largest seaweed product companies...

 

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Australia needs more state fossil emblems, but let the public decide
The 365-million-year-old Devonian fish Mandageria fairfaxi was last month announced as the state fossil emblem of NSW...


Danielle blog

Inland sea a perfect storm for opals
Flinders’ palaeontology department advised researcher Dr Danielle Clode on her latest book, Prehistoric Marine Life in Australia’s Inland Sea... 

 

 

Yadollah Flinders blogCracking the sea cucumber code
The export value of Australian Holothurians (better known as humble sea cucumbers) is rising after Flinders researchers start to unravel their nutritional and medicinal value...

 

Fossil ancestor shows sharks have a bony past
Most people know that sharks have a distinctive, all-cartilage skeleton, but now a fossil from Western Australia has revealed a surprise ‘missing link’ to an earlier, more bony form of the fish...

 

lisaNew door opens to PhD student’s future career
After a series of ‘sliding door’ moments, Lisa Dann has come from a budding nutritionist to microbiology PhD student, to working on the engineering team of a leading air conditioning...

 

blue whalesDNA reveals hope for endangered blue whales
New findings by researchers at Flinders University have shown the low genetic diversity in a population of the blue whale is due to past natural events rather than recent whaling, giving new...

 

 

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