Monthly Archives: April 2017

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World Migratory Bird Day

Their future is our future A 20,000km roundtrip – about 5,000km further than driving the loop of Australia – that’s how far migratory birds fly every year on their journey to and from the Gippsland Lakes. More than 20 species of migratory birds, including snipe, sandpipers, and tern, visit the Gippsland Lakes as part of

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Burrunan Dolphin protection focus of healthy Lakes project

Two projects focussing on protecting and understanding Burrunan dolphin behaviour have been funded by the Victorian State Government for the health of the Gippsland Lakes. Dr Kate Charlton-Robb, from the Marine Mammal Foundation (MMF), said the MMF was excited to be delivering the two projects. “We’ll be researching what the drivers are for Burrunan dolphin

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Eel migration: A remarkable journey

Early autumn in Gippsland: The leaves on the trees change colour, rain increases, the temperature starts to change, and the eels of Gippsland’s rivers and lakes are on the move. Eel migration is one of the most fascinating natural phenomenon in the world, although little is known about parts of the incredible journey these creatures

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