You might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a platypus in a stream or river, but how about seeing the animal walk across land? Chances are you're most likely to spot one on terra firma in Tasmania.
Researcher Dr James Pay says texts from wedge-tailed eagles now far outnumber the texts he gets from people, sent from trackers attached to fully grown chicks selected for a project aimed at cutting a rising death toll.
Leigh Mansfield spends eight to 10 hours a day counting whales as they head north during winter. He says it's a job he never tires of - and that this year's humpback migration is looking very healthy indeed.