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Category: Science

Welcome to the Jungle - Day 4

Mountains, monsoons and mosquitoes: highlights from amphibian biologist Dr Jodi Rowley's diary of her recent field trip to Central Vietnam. 

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 12 Sep 2011

Coral Biodiversity Expedition #1

Monitoring the relationship between coral and fish biodiversity is the focus of Dr Zoe Richard’s latest expedition to beautiful Lizard Island....

By: Dr Zoe Richards, Category: Science, Date: 12 Sep 2011

Welcome to the Jungle - Day 3

Mountains, monsoons and mosquitoes: highlights from amphibian biologist Dr Jodi Rowley's diary of her recent field trip to Central Vietnam.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 12 Sep 2011

This week in Fish: First Kidako Moray image

This week sees the addition of some great new movies.  The Halfband Snake Eel descending backwards into the sand is pretty amazing.  The Lepidion swimming at over a kilometre below the surface is worth a look and the male Pacific Leaping Blenny 'frantically' trying to attract females certainly brought a smile to my face.  There are also some great new images.  What is possibly the first photo of a live Kidako Moray and the oh-so-cute baby boxfish are just two of a great bunch.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Sep 2011

For Arts Sake! – Visiting Bali #2

Ubud is an important cultural centre in Bali.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 09 Sep 2011

Welcome to the Jungle - Day 2

Mountains, monsoons and mosquitoes: highlights from amphibian biologist Dr Jodi Rowley's diary of her recent field trip to Central Vietnam.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 09 Sep 2011

Welcome to the Jungle - Day 1

Mountains, monsoons and mosquitos: Highlights from amphibian biologist Dr Jodi Rowley's diary of her recent field trip to Central Vietnam.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 08 Sep 2011

Field notes with ukelele

Dr Nichola Raihani is a scientist at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London and she is last year's John and Laurine Proud Fellow. She has recently completed her third annual field season at Lizard Island. During her six-week visit, she and several others formed an impromptu band and live music accompanied many a sunset, with  ukeleles, guitars, harmonicas and a marimba. Here Nikki shares her experience. (Note that Nikki is excessively modest about her achievements. She already has a paper in Science from last year's field work!)

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 07 Sep 2011

This week in Fish: Vale - Dr Robert McDowall

This week we celebrate the life of the late Robert (Bob) McDowall, a giant in the New Zealand fish world.  We follow a juvenile chimaera swimming more than 1200 m below the surface.  There are plenty of new images, including shots of a moray eel that lives in freshwater and the amusingly-named 'Velvet Leatherjacket'.  Thanks as always to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 Sep 2011

This week in Fish: Martin and Carl visiting

It has been a busy week.  Two visiting researchers arrived on Monday.  They are examining morid cods in the ichthyology collection for the next fortnight.  We added another image of juvenile Roundface Batfish in Sydney, and bathed in a wealth of new fish images.  Thank you to all who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Aug 2011