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Category: Science

This week in fish: Inside a drummer

Exciting happenings this week include a small shark with a big appetite, drummers with weird buoyancy devices and a Sydney Harbour surprise.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Apr 2013

Koala genome breakthrough

What do the Tasmanian Devil, Tamar Wallaby and Platypus all have in common – other than all being native Australian mammals?

By: Juliet Gauchat, Category: Science, Date: 18 Apr 2013

15 April: South Georgia on my mind (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

You can imagine by now that we are all champing at the bit to arrive at South Georgia and begin our next round of sampling.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 17 Apr 2013

Denise Wallace’s Visit

Words and memories bring Inuit-Eskimo cultures to life.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 17 Apr 2013

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