Help wanted for citizen science project in search of platypus

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated July 31 2022 - 10:32pm, first published 10:31pm
Vital work: UNSW scientist Dr Tahneal Hawke with a platypus caught in a north coast waterway.
Help wanted for citizen science project in search of platypus

Hunter nature lovers have been asked to contribute to a citizen science project that aims to understand how extreme weather events are impacting on platypus habitat and population numbers.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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