Female ranger taken by crocodile in Gan Gan

A FEMALE ranger has been taken by a crocodile infront of horrified onlookers in a remote region of the Northern Territory.

The woman was attacked while on the job at 10am today near the community of Gangan, about 206km south west of Yirrkala in Arnhem Land. She has not been seen since. News.com.au understands police are enroute via dirt roads and boat to the area but were at least a few hours away mid-afternoon Friday.

The Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation, which runs the Yirralka Rangers program, first reported the attack to authorities, and has since closed its office.

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Pictured: British backpacker, 23, who is the first to be killed by a sea snake in Australia

A British backpacker killed by a sea snake in Australia has been remembered as a kind-hearted young man who made everyone laugh.

Harry Evans died on Thursday just two hours after he was bitten while working on a fishing trawler off the Northern Territory, near the remote island of Groote Eylandt.

The 23-year-old was the first person ever to die from a sea snake bite in Australia, and would have been saved if he had received anti-venom in time.

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British man dies after being bitten by a sea snake off Groote Eylandt

A British man has died after being bitten by a sea snake while working on a fishing trawler off the Northern Territory coast.

Northern Territory Police said the 23-year-old was bitten while pulling up a net about 12:00pm on Thursday, about 70 nautical miles south of Groote Eylandt.

A CareFlight helicopter crew and ships in the area rushed to help but were unable to save the man.

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The Northern Territory’s space industry: Ready for take-off or pie in the sky?

Less than three months ago, the Australian Space Agency was launched, bringing the nation up to speed with almost every other developed country.

A key piece of legislation governing space activities has also been overhauled, to better accommodate the private sector companies that now make up 76 per cent of the global industry.

At the same time, the Northern Territory Government is working to facilitate space industry businesses, with one company in the process of building the nation’s first launch site in Arnhem Land.

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False killer whales sighted off Groote Eylandt as rangers set out to tag elusive dolphin species

A whale only by name, these marine mammals are actually an elusive species of dolphin.

The false killer whale, sighted by rangers off Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria on Thursday, is listed as “data deficient” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Within the coming months, Anindilyakwa Land and Sea Rangers will head out to sea with researchers to try and attach satellite transmitters to two dolphins.

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