|Bass Coast Post||
Wonthaggi’s state coal mine has long been a magnet for history buffs. Soon it will also be drawing visitors interested in new technology.
By the 1970s, foxes had wiped out nine of the 10 little penguin colonies on Phillip Island and the world-famous Penguin Parade appeared doomed. Then researchers started doing the sums.
Dog-owners have joined the ranks of those keeping vigil over Red Rocks' precious hooded plover chicks. Sue Saliba reports.
By Rod Webster
IF YOU go down to Shack Bay, between Cape Paterson and Inverloch, tomorrow, you might see the bobbing heads of more than a dozen snorkellers.
They’re taking part in the Great Victoria Fish Count, part of the Victorian National Parks Association’s Reefwatch program.
After watching a pair of Cape Paterson hooded plovers fail to raise a single chick from four clutches of eggs last summer, Graeme Henry was delighted when two chicks hatched out in early December. He continues the story.
After watching a pair of hoodies fail to raise a single chick from four clutches of eggs last summer, the Cape Paterson hoodies have their fingers crossed.
A version of Rod Stewart’s Maggie May has been playing out in a Wonthaggi street. Just as things were going well, a human blundered onto the scene.