Pelicans form a colony at Lake Eyre
, Australia Image Credit: Supplied
But to breed they need the tropical monsoon, 3,500 kilometres away in northern Australia, to be large enough to flood the usually dry river systems of the continent's interior and inundate the vast shallow salt lakes of the Lake Eyre
We partner with the European Space Agency (ESA) to access their international satellite data, and with NASA to monitor places from the Great Barrier Reef, to the Great Australian Bight, to the Lake Eyre
Basin and to the Adelaide Hills.
Which area of the USA is generally accepted to be north of the Ohio River; west of Lake Eyre
and east of the Great Plains?
In a rare event, a large low-lying lake system in the country's interior called Lake Eyre
filled up with so much water, it caused a temporary drop in global sea level.
The model showed areas south of Lake Eyre
and west of Lake Torrens in South Australia and a large area around Shark Bay, Western Australia and other areas in south-western Australia with a high potential to yield new megafauna fossils.
What makes this surprising is that millstones and mullers are relatively common artefacts in recent assemblages in the arid zone (Smith 2013:fig 6.9)--occurring from Onslow on the west coast, south to the Calvert Range in the Little Sandy Desert, across the Tanami, and throughout Central Australia, the Simpson Desert and Lake Eyre
However, rain had made the salt flats at Lake Eyre
in South Australia heavy and it acted like a brake on Bluebird so that Campbell had to be satisfied with just over 400mph.
Other topics include extinction drivers, Australia from Dreamtime to desert, the Australian Tertiary and the first marsupial extinction, a case study of the megafauna in the Southern Lake Eyre
Basin, and megafauna and human in Southeast Asia and Australia.
"We can't sort of progress any further until we find the birds and hang onto them." Young, who advertises himself as "The Wild Detective", is keeping the nesting site in Queensland's remote Lake Eyre
basin a secret, refusing to share it even with CSIRO or hand over his recordings of its song.
The Lake Eyre
Basin in Australia and the Caspian Depression in Kazakhstan feature large expanses of remnant salts and minerals from evaporated lakes or inland seas.
Taken near Lake Eyre
in a desolate stretch of the Australian outback, Fredericks' eight shots explore vast skies and stark emptiness.