Christmas Island

Chinese naval ships close to Australia? 'Get used to it', experts warn

Chinese warships have carried out naval drills in Australia's maritime backyard for the third time in three years in a move that experts say …

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Speaking with: Peter Green on saving the Christmas Island red crab

Every year tens of millions of Christmas Island red crabs migrate from the island’s dense forest to the cliffs to spawn. It’s a phenomenon that …

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Ten of the ugliest animals threatened by climate change

Because not just cute critters will suffer<p>Everyone cares that pandas and polar bears are endangered because, let’s face it, they’re adorable. In enviro speak, they’re known as “charismatic megafauna”—they’re large animals with popular appeal. Also included on this list are elephants, lions, tigers, …

Popular Science

Drones Set to Target Christmas Island's Feral Cats

In the land down under, feral cats slaughter an estimated 75 million native animals each day. That threat to biodiversity prompted the Australian …

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VK9VKL - Christmas Island

Cliff, VK9VKL start his activity from Christmas Island, IOTA OC - 002.<br>He is working on HF Bands using FT DX 1200 HF Transceiver and wire antenna.<br>QSL …

South-east Asia

Court orders halt to Border Force phone confiscation plans

The Federal Court has blocked a bid by the Australian Border Force to confiscate the mobile phones of detainees in immigration detention.<p>Refugee …

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Planet Earth II Recap: The One With the Islands

Planet Earth II<p>Islands Season 1 Episode 1<p>Editor's Rating 5 stars<p>The breathtaking BBC series enjoyed by stoners and 8-year-olds alike is finally back, …

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Every Year 40 Million Red Crabs Take Over Christmas Island to Mate and Spawn

Each year 40 million red crabs take a cue from weather and the Moon to take over Christmas Island and mate in droves. Their journey is the subject of …

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'Non-people', the bounds of humanity, and one person's story of survival

In another era this refugee – with his work ethic, his skills, his excellent English and his bravery – would have made Australia proud<p>Lunch with an Iraqi refugee at a Balmain pub provides much food for thought. His story is all the more telling at a time when the world has closed in on tens of …

The Guardian

Bridges for Animals to Safely Cross Freeways Are Popping Up Around the World

Wildlife crossings are more than simple road signs as you speed down the highway. Conservationists use all sorts of methods to keep our furry friends safe from becoming roadkill or having their habitats fragmented. Increasingly, animal bridges are being employed around the globe in order to …

My Modern Met

Deck the halls with billions of baby red crabs

SWAPPING THE FESTIVE family feast for something a little less frenzied, my wife Jess and I decided we’d spend Christmas on Christmas Island last year.<p>…

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VK9XI - Christmas Island

Chris VK3FY, Lee VK3GK, Tony VK3TZ and others will be active from Christmas Island, IOTA OC - 002, 2 - 10 October 2017 as VK9XI.<br>They will operate on …

South-east Asia

When invasive "yellow crazy ants" attack | TEDx Innovations Blog

Yellow crazy ants (Anoplolepis gracilipes) in Sabah, Malaysia (Photo: Steve Shattuck/Flickr)<p>Some time ago — scientists guess between 1915 and 1934 – …

Nature

VK9XI & VK9CI – Christmas Island & Cocos Keeling Island | DX World

VK3FY (Chris), VK3GK (Lee), VK3TZ (Tony) plus others TBA will be activating both Christmas Island (OC-002) as <b>VK9XI</b> and Cocos Keeling Island (OC-003) …

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Top 10 #SurroundMeWithWater Instagram Photos This Week

Are you following us on Instagram? We ask our readers to use #SurroundMeWithWater to show us their best island photos. Here are our favorite …

Islands Magazine

How Australia stars in Attenborough hit

It's the nature documentary that's got the whole world talking.<p>Planet Earth II is the follow-up to Sir David Attenborough's Planet Earth, which …

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How Australia features in Attenborough hit

It's the nature documentary that's got the whole world talking.<p>Planet Earth II is the follow-up to Sir David Attenborough's Planet Earth, which …

Sky News Australia

My 2016 Airline Awards and the Airlines I Flew On

Here’s for the AvGeeks.<p>I don’t use any flight logger or seek out new airlines or airplane products. I book what gets me where I need to go and book …

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Millions of red crabs migrate on Christmas Island

A sea of red crabs was seen on the Australia territory of Christmas Island as the crustaceans made their annual migration from the forest to the …

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Christmas Island 'World's Best Fishing' on Alaska or American Miles

Let’s get in the Christmas spirit with Christmas Island, Kiribati.<p>Kiritimati as the locals call it, which doesn’t sound so Christmassy until you get …

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Millions of red crabs migrating is the right kind of Christmas rush

Crabs are not the spiders of the sea. They are majestic creatures that are living their best life.<p>Just try not to be impressed by the majestic sight of millions of Christmas Island red crabs dashing to the Indian Ocean. Come wet season, the creatures make their annual migration out of the forest to …

Mashable

VK9XGJ Christmas Island. From DXNews.com

Lance, W7GJ will be active from Christmas Island, IOTA OC - 002 1 - 21 October 2017 as VK9XGJ.

Travel

Here Comes Santa Claws

Santa isn’t the only long-distance traveler in a red suit—at the beginning of their wet season, the <b>Christmas Island red crab</b> (<i>Gecarcoidea natalis</i>) …

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Crabs go crazy on Christmas Island in stunning footage

A Christmas Island photographer has captured incredible footage of the migration of thousands of red crabs.<p>Kirsty Faulkner, of Faulkner photography, …

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How tiny wasps could save the Christmas Island red crab from invasive crazy ants

Conservationists are hoping for a Christmas (Island) miracle.<p>Christmas Island is known as "the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean," a reference to its …

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This Pristine Blue Paradise Has Been Named Australia's Best Beach

Where is it, you ask? Good question.<p>We don't know what you have to do to be considered a 'beach expert', but after Australia's best beaches were …

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10 Top Places Around the World to Celebrate Christmas

Holiday destinations are a great way to treat yourself and your loved ones during the festive Christmas season. Make an exciting trip, to the most …

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The best beach in Australia announced - and no one has ever heard of it

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A tiny wasp could save Christmas Island’s spectacular red crabs from crazy ants

In what could be the most closely scrutinised biological control project in Australia, a 2mm wasp is being released to control a deadly ant infestation<p>Have you heard the one about the wasp that kills the bug that feeds the ants that kill the crabs that keep the forests healthy on Christmas …

The Guardian

How a tiny wasp could save Christmas Island's spectacular red crabs from crazy ants

Parks Australia will release a tiny wasp on Christmas Island in coming weeks to control the island's yellow crazy ant infestation.

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