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Category: Science

22 September: Return Of The Pooter (Timor-Leste Expedition)

If you want to access the supralittoral zone, you must first master the pooter. Come on a search with senseis Jim and Rosemary...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 23 Sep 2012

21 September: Collector Cam (Timor-Leste Expedition)

It's one thing to explain how fish collecting is done, it's another to see it in action... so I strapped a camera to a marine biologist.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 22 Sep 2012

20 September: A Tour To Atauro (Timor-Leste Expedition)

In which our intrepid marine scientists spend the day due north, diving at Atauro Island, while our blogger takes photos and makes notes.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 21 Sep 2012

19 September: The Rote Boat (Timor-Leste-Expedition)

With their equipment finally arriving this morning, the marine scientists were able to have their first dive.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 20 Sep 2012

18 September: The Art Of Improvisation (Timor-Leste Expedition)

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. With their equipment still being processed by Customs, our marine scientists got inventive.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2012

17 September: Two Out Of Three Aint Bad (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Arrive in Dili? Check. Pick up the ethanol? Check. Collect freight? Not yet. What do scientists do when they can't do what they usually do?

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 17 Sep 2012

16 September: A Day in Darwin (Timor-Leste Expedition)

The marine stage of the Museum's expedition to Timor-Leste has begun, with the team arriving safely in Darwin.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 16 Sep 2012

15 September: Why Is An Arts Grad Going On A Scientific Survey? (Timor-Leste Expedition)

With the terrestrial trip completed, the Museum is about to embark on the marine stage of its expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 15 Sep 2012

This week in Fish: Monty the non-python

Next week the 'marine team' travels to East Timor to participate in a biodiversity survey.  Despite the busy week of preparations we managed to add some interesting content.  Dr Stuart Welsh visited to work on freshwater catfishes and we received a great video on 'Monty' the Blue Groper.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 14 Sep 2012

This fortnight in Fish

We didn't do a summary post last Friday, so this 'week' is a double-whammy.  There is some brilliant new content, the highlight for me was the underwater footage of Orange Roughy. Fantastic stuff! Thank you as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 07 Sep 2012