Samille Mitchell

Samille Mitchell

Regional journalist (Mid West and Gascoyne)

Hails from: Kalbarri, Western Australia.

Past life: Samille has been a journalist for 20 years, including 10 years as a freelancer. She was coordinating editor of the nature conservation magazine LANDSCOPE for seven years and has written for publications including The West Australian, The Sunday Times, Australian Geographic, Outback Magazine and more. She has also authored five non-fiction books.

Favourite science: Samille is particularly passionate about environmental stories and sharing the science behind efforts to understand and protect nature's sacred balance.

Loves: Writing, camping, picnicking, exploring, nature, the outdoors.

Thursday, 22 September 2016 06:00

Penguins in peril

THE little penguins (Eudyptula minor) of Penguin Island may be in peril, with new research showing climate change is playing havoc with the penguins’ breeding success.

WHEN Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy in May 2013 to reduce her chances of contracting breast cancer, news headlines screamed of the move and the world gasped in shock.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 06:00

Dogs chase cats in the name of science

IT DOESN'T take a science degree to know that dogs like chasing cats. 

Friday, 08 July 2016 10:00

The science of learning

More than 150 Geraldton parents and educators received fascinating insights into the latest research on stimulating their children’s brain growth at the ‘Preparing Children and Teens for the 21st Century’ presentation in Geraldton on June 1st.

YOU may think the heady days of discovering new plants and animals are over—lost to the romance of history when explorers plied uncharted seas on great sailing ships.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 06:00

A day in life of a submarine designer

It’s 8am and French lead naval architect Gerard Autret clocks on for a day at work at the DCNS Group. But this is no ordinary job. Mr Autret designs submarines, including those that will be built as part of Australia’s recently announced $50 billion future submarine program.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 06:00

Rock wallabies return

THE stunning environs of Kalbarri National Park are alive once again with the presence of black-flanked rock-wallabies (Petrogale lateralis) after Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) staff and volunteers released 23 new wallabies into the gorge in May.

KANGAROOS caught in the throes of a passionate encounter, boxing kangaroos and possums up close and personal are among the many thousands of images that infra-red remote-sensor cameras are capturing across the state’s northern jarrah forests.

Monday, 04 July 2016 06:00

Prawns return to Perth rivers

PRAWNS are returning to WA’s beloved Swan and Canning Rivers thanks to a recent restocking program that has now seen 4.5 million juvenile western school prawns (Metapenaeus dalli) released into the iconic waterways.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 06:00

Can we make beer in space?

FOR years humans have gazed up at the stars and pondered their place in the universe. And for years they have sought similar answers in beer!

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