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The sad story of the last Tasmanian tigers

The sad story of the last Tasmanian tigers The thylacine, more popularly known as the Tasmanian tiger, was an apex predator in Australia and Tasmania before its extinction in the early 20th century.Despite its superficial resemblance to a large dog, the thylacine was actually a marsupial, with no relation to canines — its doglike features emerged as it evolved to fill an ecological niche similar to wolves.

Fireball video provokes UFO debate because we're desperate for aliens

Fireball video provokes UFO debate because we're desperate for aliens We've said it before: It's not aliens.Stop saying it's aliens.

Instagram captures stunning electric blue 'sea sparkle' phenomenon

Instagram captures stunning electric blue 'sea sparkle' phenomenon Preservation Bay on Tasmania's north-west coast glowed bright shades of blue over the weekend, and Instagram in particular, was not disappointed.The effect was thanks to a bloom of bioluminescent algae, making it look otherworldly to say the least.

Add this cheeky fella to your 'suburb-wandering seals of Australia' file

Add this cheeky fella to your 'suburb-wandering seals of Australia' file In Australia, they seem to especially love sitting on cars and what not — causing mischief wherever they go.The latest cheeky sea dog to be found chilling out where it doesn't belong was found Tuesday in the suburb of Newstead, Tasmania, after wandering a little too far inland.

Don't look down: These slackliners will give you full-blown vertigo

Don't look down: These slackliners will give you full-blown vertigo But the video footage and imagery captured by this Tasmanian photographer and videographer is too awe-inspiring to not share.Simon Bischoff is a Hobart-based nature-lover who works under the name Video Compass, and the footage he captures of professional climbers and slackliners will probably give you vertigo.