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The Last Word: Life on Uluru

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Werkman, H and Hutson, K and Hutchins, E, The Last Word: Life on Uluru, New Scientist, Elsevier Ltd, United Kingdom, 206, 2755, pp. 61-61 ISSN 0262-4079. (2010) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

The article presents answers provided by readers to a question posed in the magazine about life on Uluru, or Ayers Rock, a large sandstone formation in Australia's Northwest Territory. The answers discuss aquatic invertebrates called shield shrimp, or Triops australiensis and Triops cancriformis, their 3 eyes, and the ability of their eggs to endure drying cycles for many years.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:Triops australiensis, Branchiopoda, shield shrimp, ephemeral water, wind, dispersal, ecosystem, hygiene
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate Biology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Werkman, H (Mr Harko Werkman)
ID Code:117208
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Research Operations
Deposited On:2017-06-02
Last Modified:2018-02-08
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