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A very big bird

Monday Dec 04, 2023

Monday Dec 04, 2023

More than 50,000 years ago, the Dynatoatus gaffae reigned supreme as the largest bird in Australia’s skies. Flinders University paleontologist Dr Ellen Mather joins Extinct to discuss what life was like for this formidable species.
Produced on Turrbal land.

Monday Nov 27, 2023

Tasmania’s Macquarie Harbour hosts one of Australia’s most unique species that sadly teeters on the brink of extinction. University of Tasmania researcher Dr David Moreno joins Extinct to discuss the endangered Maugean Skate and why its population has rapidly declined in recent years.
Produced on Turrbal land.

Monday Jun 12, 2023

The Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) famously went extinct after the last known individual died in 1936 - but what if we brought it back? Epigeneticist Professor Andrew Pask joins Extinct to talk about de-extinction and why reviving this Australian icon is crucial.
 
Produced on Turrbal land.
 
Read more about the Thylacine Integrated Genomic Restoration Research Lab: https://tigrrlab.science.unimelb.edu.au/

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