Australia and Oceania

Why the Lionfish Can Be a Jerk

Its other names range from the cool ”fire fish” and “fan dancer” to the decidedly rubbish “turkeyfish”, but the PR’s …

Yinnietharra Rock Dragon

A “dragon” that fits in your hand is awesome by default. It’s only been found in two areas so far, …

Sei Whale

Clocking 48kmh (30mph) or more is pretty impressive for the ninth largest living animal, and handy if some orcas come …

Northern Corroboree Frog

Should you ever find yourself standing on a high, wet heath in south-east Australia and shout loudly, either due to …

Immortal Jellyfish

Another potential supervillain either squandering its power or slowly building its empire. But unlike the others, it has its own …

Goblin Shark

My last two posts have had a bit too much sexy talk, so here’s the goblin shark to put an …

Firefly

Stared at a screen too long? Taken a blow to the head? Or standing in a forest of fireflies? The …

Bunyip

Yet another Australian creature introduced to me through song, again from the animated “Dot” series. At least this time it …