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Category: Science

Making connections in Antarctica

What attracts museum research scientist Dr Nerida Wilson to the Scotia Arc, a series of islands linking South America to Antarctica?

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 16 Apr 2013

Ghost Net art: Erub Erwer Meta visit

In February, we received a visit from artists and staff from Erub Erwer Meta (Darnley Island Arts Centre).
 

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2013

12 April: Great Expectations (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

Today I asked one of our scientists (who had never been on an Antarctic research cruise before) what she thought of the operation so far.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2013

11 April: Time to transit (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

En route to South Georgia.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2013

10 April: The Straits of Magellan (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

We started the day with two muddy trawls. The ship came with some sieve tables, which are exactly as they sound: sieves as big as tables!

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2013

9 April: Fishing at last! (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

This expedition has not had an easy birth, but we are finally out and have started sampling.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2013

This Week in Fish: Drowning in Sharks

The week felt very "sharky".  We saw Spinner Sharks, Smalltooth Cookiecutter Sharks and Sam Edmonds the shark photographer.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 12 Apr 2013

Boat People: Wouraddy and maritime Tasmanians

Native ‘sailors’ in the Southern Ocean

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 12 Apr 2013

Our Global Neighbours: Opium Anyone?

Culture and politics of opium smoking – Chinese style

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 09 Apr 2013

Marine vandal has a gutful!

Emails from a research vessel in the middle of the Pacific tell of a small shark whose 'taste' for fresh sashimi led to its capture.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Apr 2013