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- 25 October 2017 | Environment
Have you ever been getting stung by a stingray? Act quickly and effectively to reduce the pain and extract the venom from the wounded area. Learn the first aid basics for stingray stings.
The stingray is a cartilaginous fish, and it is part of the shark's family tree. These animals use their ten-inch barbed stingers to inject venom into their victims.
There are around 220 different species of stingrays. The majority lives in saltwater habitats, but there are also a few species swimming in freshwater rivers and lakes.
- 23 October 2017 | Environment
The great white shark is the ultimate ocean predator. It is on the top of the food chain, and their only biggest living threat is humans.
Although great whites are not the largest sharks, they are the biggest predatory sharks living in the world's oceans.
It's every surfer's and beachgoer's worst nightmare, and one of the most analyzed and scrutinized marine creatures in TV shows, documentaries, and Hollywood movies.
- 11 October 2017 | Environment
Surfers will instantly recognize it as the iconic Australian surf brand founded in 1973 by Gordon Merchant. But, where does the name "billabong" come from?
According to etymologists - the historians who study the origin and the evolution of the words and their multiple meanings - there are two disputed sources for the origin of the term "billabong."
Nevertheless, the most reliable evidence yet is that the word derives from the Wiradjuri expression "bilaban," i.e., the creek or watercourse that runs only during and after the rain or rainy season.