Bum-breathing Irwin’s turtle detected in north Queensland for first time in 25 years | Queensland

DNA detection methods from water samples in north Queensland have unearthed the existence of a “bum-breathing” species of turtle last seen in the region more than 25 years ago. James Cook University researchers analyzed environmental DNA (eDNA) from the water in the Burdekin River, near Ayr, confirming the presence of Irwin’s turtles across numerous sites. … Read more