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Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Platypus at Bega, NSW

Ornithorhynchus anatinus at Bega, NSW - 13 Jan 2020

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This morning’s Platypus walk along known ponds on the Anabranch revealed at least four animals, possibly more. This was good as I was concerned to see whether there was any sign as yet of impact from the bushfire ash fallout on water chemistry which might affect invertebrate numbers and hence Platypus food supply. So far so good.

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libbyh wrote:
   14 Jan 2020
I have been wondering about the impacts of all this ash in the Ph of water bodies and their animals too. I have been looking at sea hares and nudibranchs in the estuaries and there are a few unusual observations. Let's keep making observations. It's good to have more platypus records in the database. thanks.

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Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 22 Apr 2020 by MatthewHiggins
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Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-eagle) at Bega, NSW - 14 Apr 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 14 Apr 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-eagle) at Bega, NSW - 29 Mar 2020 by MatthewHiggins
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Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 2 Mar 2020 by MatthewHiggins
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Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Bega, NSW - 5 Feb 2020 by MatthewHiggins
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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.861854-36.686281
  • Places Bega, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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