We are conducting an expedition to study the land and marine fauna of Timor Leste. This multi-stage expedition is one of the largest surveys undertaken by the Australian Museum in the last 100 years. Work with the samples collected will continue for the next one to three years and will form the basis for conservation planning and the design of a Protected Area Network.
This week we were visited by Dr Bruce Robison from MBARI. Bruce gave a fascinating presentation on deepwater animals. Another highlight was watching footage of a Luderick spawning aggregation. I had never before seen the colour change shown by the males.
This week we added some great new movies from Ian Banks, the Serpent Project and two taken by me in South Australia. The week also had a distinctly 'sunfishy flavour'. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
Over 3500 performers and arts practitioners from across the Pacific are converging in Honiara, Solomon Islands, for the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts. Our Collections Coordinator Dion Peita reports from Day 5...