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New Guinea mermaid at New Ireland - Tabar Islands

A guest post by Gary Opit giving a detailed account of western efforts from 1973 onward to identify an unknown marine mammal which, possibly, this year has been clearly photographed and documented.

16 Aug 2017

Rehberg Bagshaw audio recordings

During the expedition in early 2017, a repeated 'yipping' call was heard and recorded. Click through to read the analysis and view a short mini documentary about the trip.

26 Jul 2017

Tasmanian tiger hair - scanning electron micrographs

CSIRO has delivered a new set of images - scanning electron micrographs using Tasmanian tiger hair coated in metal alloy. Click through to see thylacine hair samples in unprecedented detail.

21 Jul 2017

Doyle thylacine

In 1973, Liz and Gary Doyle filmed an animal in South Australia. Four articles written over several years (the first over 10 years ago) have been migrated and refreshed from the old WLMD website to here.

20 Jul 2017

Nick Mooney - Q & A

Earlier this year, wildlife biologist and thylacine-report investigator Nick Mooney, responded to a series of questions asked within the Thylacine Open Debate and Discussion page on Facebook.

19 Jul 2017

Blaeu thylacine - 17th century Tasmanian map

The oldest map to depict Tasmania alongside mainland Australia, dated 1659, was discovered this year and depicts an unusual striped animal.

14 Jul 2017

Day thylacine - Moonta sunrise - further analysis

Applying lessons learned from the Ellendale thylacine, we take a look at the Day thylacine.

12 Jul 2017

Day thylacine - Moonta sunrise - gait analysis

In a guest post from Brendan Kays we take a look at the Day thylacine filmed at Moonta, South Australia.

11 Jul 2017

Confocal laser scanning electron micrographs of Tasmanian tiger hair

CSIRO has followed up the earlier SEM work with CLSM optical 3D images of thylacine hair. These are the highest resolution optical, true colour images of thylacine hair published to date.

15 Jun 2017

Ellendale thylacine 2016 debunked

The "Ellendale thylacine" has been debunked.

2 Jun 2017

Tasmanian tiger on camera trap - Ellendale thylacine 2016 - appears debunked

A still frame image has been presented on YouTube showing what appears to be a Tasmanian tiger captured by a camera trap. This is likely related to the early 2017 news announcement.

31 May 2017

Scanning electron micrographs of Tasmanian tiger hair

Thanks to the support of numerous backers of the Tiger Hair project, WLMD received an offer from CSIRO to add scanning electron micrography to the project. Presented here are the world's first published scanning electron micrographs of Tasmanian tiger hair.

18 May 2017

Expert discussions - Q&A

Wade Francis on the Thylacine Debate and Discussion page, on Facebook, has been opening discussion forums with thylacine experts who respond to community member questions. With his permission, this new page on WLMD collates the results for long-term reference.

7 May 2017

Tiger hair project meets funding target

7 May 2017

New photo discovered

As at 8 May 2017, image removed on request of Rose Lewis.


Do you have family photos, news clippings, diaries, letters or anything else about the early history of the Tasmanian tiger?

29 Apr 2017

Unusual animal call recorded in Tasmania

23 Apr 2017

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Tasmanian tiger hair research

For the sake of collating scarce information about the morphology and appearance of thylacine hair, a new article:

20 Mar 2017