* the west coast region of Cape York Peninsula
which had been known from at least 1644 as Carpentaria, is labelled Carstensz.
SyDNEY (CyHAN)- A scientific expedition into remote Australian dry tropics on Queensland's Cape York Peninsula
has discovered 13 new spider species, it was reported on Monday.
The Cape York Peninsula
is the northern part of Queenslandwhich juts out 800km(500 miles)into the sea.
The cyclone hit the Cape York peninsula
on April 11.
Albatross Bay, near Weipa on western Cape York Peninsula
, is well known for the large number of anthropogenic late Holocene shell mound sites that occur in the region.
The intrepid traveller likes to look behind the tourist brochure and his stop at Weipa, on the Cape York peninsula
, saw him speak to a scientist who listed some of the things to look out for before getting into the water - saltwater crocodiles, sea snakes, sharks and box jellyfish, the world's most venomous animal.
The crash is Australia's worst since 15 people died in the Lockhart River air disaster on Cape York Peninsula
in May 2005.
Barely 80 seconds from the beginning of its landfall, the umbra reaches the west coast of Cape York Peninsula
in Queensland near the mouth of the Mitchell River delta.
One satellite-tagged crocodile - a 3.84 metre-long male - left the Kennedy River and travelled 590 km over 25 days down the west coast of Cape York Peninsula
timing its journey to coincide with a seasonal current system that develops in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Working with local indigenous rangers, Perry's team has deployed two bioacoustic devices in rainforest at Pormpuraaw, on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula
Eleven chapters cover extensive and mostly the remote parts of the continent, including communities in Central Australia (Warlpiri, Alyawarr), Western Australia (Martu, Puntu, Ngarinyin, Bardi), New South Wales (Wiradjuri), northern Queensland (Murri), Arnhem Land (Yolngu), the Torres Strait Islands (Saibaians) and Cape York Peninsula
It's just so precious," he said.Australia was one of five great remaining wilderness zones, along with Antarctica, the Amazon, the Sahara Desert and Canada's northern Boreal, the report said.Most of the untouched areas were in the country's vast interior and northern savanna, including largely Aboriginal Arnhem Land, northern Cape York Peninsula
, the vast southwest Nullarbor plain and the central Gibson desert.Pristine areas faced their biggest threat from introduced feral animal and plant species including pigs, rabbits, foxes, buffaloes and noxious weeds, the report said."Around that core of wild lands, hundreds of millions more acres are healthy enough that they can still support the maintenance of resilient ecosystems," Pew said on its web site.
This book, coinciding with celebrations of 400 years of Dutch- Australian contact, chronologically reviews the relationship between those countries, beginning with the East India Company's vessel Duyfken's arrival on the present day Cape York Peninsula