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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

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Title

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Other title

The West Arnhem Wire

Creator

West Arnhem Regional Council

Collection

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Date

2015-06-04

Location

Jabiru

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers; West Arnhem Region; Arnhem Land (N.T.); Newspapers; Periodicals

Publisher name

West Arnhem Regional Council

Place of publication

Jabiru

Series

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Volume

Edition 333, 22 May - 4 June 2015

Previously known as

The West Arnhem Wire

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

Copyright owner

West Arnhem Regional Council

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/256138

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/522004

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5West Arnhem Wire - Fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang The West Arnhem Wire | 22 May - 4 June 2015 Jabiru Field Station employee Royce Namarnyilk in the field with two Leichhardts grasshoppers that have shed their skin to reveal their gaudy colours. The Leichhardts Grasshopper, once thought to be extinct. PHOTOS: ROBERT (GREENIE) THORNE T HE Leichhardts grasshopper is a pyrgomorph (or gaudy grasshopper and if you look at the photo youll see why) that is endemic to the sandstone heath communities of Kakadu and other areas of the Top End. A recent trip to the Nourlangie region of Kakadu by Supervising Scientist Jabiru Field Station (JFS) staff in search of bushtucker led to an unexpected meeting of two fine and very gaudy Leichhardts specimens. The grasshopper, once thought to be extinct, is not only exceedingly rare, but is only seen in the wet season and only on two species of shrub. The eggs of the grasshopper lie dormant through the wet season and hatch when the dry weather comes. The nymphs go through various stages, all on the one plant, until they reach full grasshopper-hood and shed their skin multiple times revealing their brilliant colours. Gundjeihmi call the grasshopper Alyurr. They are the children of Barrginj and Namarrgons children of Namagon (lightning man) children. At the end of the dry season Alyurr call to their father to bring the rain. Namarrgon uses his axe to split the clouds in the sky and bring the spectacular thunder storms of the Top End wet season. The remoteness of the Leichhardts Grasshopper habitat has made it difficult to study and also to protect. Even though it is quite rare, the grasshopper isnt able to be covered by Endangered Species Legislation because we dont fully understand its basic distribution, biology and ecology. Reproduced courtesy of The Monitor, Supervising Scientists ARR monitoring update. Supervising Scientist is a branch of the Australian Government Department of Environments Science Division. The organisation was established in 1978 to conduct research on the impact of uranium mining on the environment of the Alligator Rivers Region and to supervise the regulation of uranium mining in the region on behalf of the Commonwealth Government. gaUdY grasshoPPErs haVE sCiEntists JUMPing oUt oF thEir sKin OUR BEAUTIFUL BABIES Jabiru welcomes one of its new arrival Brydie Lindsay, born 23 May 2015 at Darwin Royal Hospital to mum Kerry Lindsay and dad Nathan Payne. Weighing in at 7.2lbs (3230g), Brydie is a younger sister to Dakota (3) and granddaughter to Ian and Margie Lindsay. For more information visit www. sheries.nt.gov.au New shing controls are now in force to protect and rebuild our coastal reef sh stocks: a new general personal possession limit of 15 sh a personal possession limit of 3 golden snapper a maximum size limit of 90 cm for barramundi and king thread n taken in the Daly and Mary River Fish Management zones a possession limit of 5 sh of any species unless otherwise speci ed vessel limits for at risk species ve reef sh protection zones closed to shing. KNOW YOUR LIMITSOURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR LIMITS


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