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Category: Science

New genus of fish named after Richard Dawkins

Australian Museum Research Associate Rohan Pethiyagoda and coauthors have recently described a new genus of fish - Dawkinsia, named after evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Jul 2012

This week in Fish: Bruce Robison and spawning Luderick

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.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Jul 2012

This week in fish: Lots of movies

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.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jul 2012

Dion in the Solomons: Rennell and Bellona and the Atoll of Fakaofo, Tokelau

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...

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jul 2012

Dion in the Solomons: An opening to remember

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 4..
 

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jul 2012

Dion in the Solomons: The nine provinces and a special evening

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 3...

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 02 Jul 2012

Dion in the Solomons: Celebrity status and a moment of reflection at Turtle beach

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 2...

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 30 Jun 2012

Dion in the Solomons: Diesel, dust, skipjack and betel nuts

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 1...

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jun 2012

Tentative Chronology of Indigenous Canoes of Eastern Australia

In early June this year Stan Florek presented a paper at the conference ‘Nawi – exploring Australia’s indigenous watercraft,’ held at the Australian National Maritime Museum (31 May – 1 June 2012). This is a summary of this presentation.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 26 Jun 2012

Sharks feeding on a whale carcase

This amazing footage was taken near Warroora Station, Western Australia.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Jun 2012