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Category: Science

Pygmy Squid in a dish!

Earlier in the year, Dr Mandy Reid was on a field trip at Sussex Inlet in NSW and collected a new species of Pygmy squid.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Science, Date: 12 Oct 2011

Museum Scientist Wins Prestigious Publishing Prize

A Q&A with Technical Officer Michael Shea, co-winner of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales' Whitley Medal, the most sought after prize in Australian zoological publishing.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 07 Oct 2011

Coral Biodiversity Expedition #4


T
o our great fortune the wind dropped slightly so we had the opportunity to survey the exposed South Eastern slope.

By: Dr Zoe Richards, Category: Science, Date: 30 Sep 2011

Coral trout spawning

Just before sunset on the night of the new moon (27 September 2011) Mike Emslie, Lyle Vail and Anne Hoggett visited a known spawning aggregation site for coral trout not far from the research station.  

By: Dr Zoe Richards, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 28 Sep 2011

Coral Biodiversity Expedition #3

The lagoon at Lizard Island is pretty shallow so over spring's low tides, much of the reef is exposed. At high tide, however, the lagoon provides plenty of scope for easy-access diving.

By: Dr Zoe Richards, Category: Science, Date: 28 Sep 2011

This week in Fish: Dani, Fanny and Emperors

As usual, there are some great new images and movies to view.  Watch a whiptail swimming over 1 km below the surface and an oh-so-cute Pacific Leaping Blenny feeding on the rocks.  We welcome Fanny deBusserolles who is working on lanternfishes for a fortnight and Dani Fox who is processing specimens collected during the Kermadec Islands Expedition.  Thank you very much, as always, to all our contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Sep 2011

Coral Biodiversity Expedition #2

We are here at Lizard Island Research Station, the trade winds are blowing, but this has by no means inhibited our work program.

By: Dr Zoe Richards, Category: Science, Date: 23 Sep 2011

Welcome to the Jungle - Day 12

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: 23 Sep 2011

Welcome to the Jungle - Day 11

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: 22 Sep 2011

Welcome to the Jungle - Day 10

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: 21 Sep 2011