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the skull of Tiucetus rosae (now kept at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, France).

New Peruvian whale fossil discovery sheds light on whale lineages

A new study led by a Monash biologist has provided fresh information on the origin of one of the major baleen whale lineages, which helps to connect living whales with their deep evolutionary past.


Researchers tackle methane emissions with gas-guzzling bacteria

The sampling site used to isolate the methanotroph, namely a geothermal field in Rotokawa, New Zealand.

An international research team co-led by a Monash biologist has shown that methane-oxidising bacteria – key organisms responsible for greenhouse gas mitigation – are more flexible and resilient than previously thought.


New research on fossil whales’ teeth shows they were ferocious predators

International research involving Monash biologists has provided new insights into how the feeding habits of the whale – the biggest animal – have evolved.


Monash helps address superbug resistance with Phage therapy

International research involving a Monash biologist shows that bacteriophage therapy – a process whereby bacterial viruses attack and destroy specific strains of bacteria - can be used successfully to treat systemic, multidrug resistant bacterial infections.

Jock Marshall Reserve Nature Walk

Jock Marshall Reserve Nature Walk wins landscape architecture award

The Jock Marshall Reserve Nature Walk at Clayton has been awarded the Landscape Architecture Award in the Infrastructure category at the 2017 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Victorian Awards.

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