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We're Saving the Tasmanian Devil

We're Saving the Tasmanian Devil - public information sign at an outlook over Pirate Bay, near Eaglehawk Neck, between the Forestier Peninsula and the Tasman Peninsula. In the wild, tasmanian devils have become endangered due to a contagious cancer which causes facial tumours, causing the animals to starve to death. In December 2009, Woods announced that he and other researchers had found that the disease may be related a peripheral nerve cell, called the Schwann cell, which has led some hopes for preserving the devil, at least in terms of quarantine insurance populations.

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2009 Dave Walsh
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We're Saving the Tasmanian Devil - public information sign at an outlook over Pirate Bay, near Eaglehawk Neck, between the Forestier Peninsula and the Tasman Peninsula. In the wild, tasmanian devils have become endangered due to a contagious cancer which causes facial tumours, causing the animals to starve to death. In December 2009, Woods announced that he and other researchers had found  that the disease may be related a peripheral nerve cell, called the Schwann cell, which has led some hopes for preserving the devil, at least in terms of quarantine insurance populations.