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Honey possum with tiny radio transmitter attached

In the margins: tracking honey possums in South West WA

In the margins: tracking honey possums in South West WA

Honey possums are tiny marsupials living in the biodiversity hotspot of south west WA. They have very fussy eating habits – eating only the nectar and pollen of flowering plants. Unfortunately, their habitat is being threatened a plant pathogen, dieback, capable of causing severe and widespread damage to flowering plants. Researchers attached tiny radio transmitters to honey possums to investigate how these marsupials respond to dieback affected habitats. Australian Journal of Zoology

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