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Category: Science

Design for Humanity

When a natural disaster strikes children, little children under the age of five are most at risk. Children in developing countries and those at war already have a difficult time and when a natural disaster occurs it just adds to their problems.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 28 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: First Black Marlin

This week we feature an historic image of the first marlin caught on hook and line.  We show staff moving polydrums and more.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Nov 2010

Sustainable seafood

Most people would know that we are overfishing our oceans and how this is having a huge affect on the oceans and the wildlife that live there. When you buy your seafood do you have the knowledge to make informed choices?

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 22 Nov 2010

Plastic state of mind

Music is a great way to get a message across to a large audience, especially to young people.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 22 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: Cod and Galaxias

This week, we feature images of a cod swimming more than 1 km below the surface.  From one extreme to the other, we have added images of juvenile Common Galaxias schooling in a shallow pool.  Other additions include common fishes from coastal waters of south-eastern Australia. Thank you as always to all our contributors!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: Triggerfish movies

This week we feature 3 triggerfish movies.  Two new blog posts tell us more about the lives of larval fishes and the incredible amalgamation of thee fish families into one.  As usual we have posted plenty of new images and combined images of anemonefishes into a gallery.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Nov 2010

Tasmania bans plastic bags

After seven years and tri-partisan support the plastic bag will be banned in Tasmania within 12 months.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 11 Nov 2010

Fish in hot water

Last night we had a terrific talk in the beach house by Prof Phil Munday of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University: "Fish in hot water: how will climate change affect coral reef fishes?".

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 11 Nov 2010

More on that amazing discovery

Volunteer Science Writer, Stephanie Guzik, tells us more about the "Overdue Family Reunion".

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Nov 2010

The truth about electricity prices

As we constantly hear in the media about how electricity prices have risen and how high they may go people are also worried how high they will go if a carbon tax is introduced. There is a campaign running that says clean energy is too expensive and it fails to say that doing nothing is also a high price to pay.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 09 Nov 2010