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Category: Science

The Plastiki Expedition sets off on their final leg to Sydney

The Plastiki left Samoa this morning (our time). The crew has been replaced, the Plastiki restocked, spirits are high and they will sail into the harbour in 30 to 40 days time – Good luck crew!!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jun 2010

The BP oil spill in the US

There are many questions to be answered about how this oil spill in the USA happened. What policy and procedures were in place to ensure an environmental catastrophe would be avoided if something were to go wrong?

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jun 2010

A lecture by Dr Barry Smit one of Canada’s leading experts on climate change

I recently attended a lecture by Dr Barry Smit at the University of Wollongong. Dr Smit is a Professor of Geography and the Canada Chair in Global Environmental Change at the University of Guelph, Canada. Dr Smit served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and was also a co-recipient of the Noble Peace Price 2007.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jun 2010

“Billabong Boy” – Arron Wood

A new book titled “Billabong Boy” has just been released. It is the story of Arron Wood and the things he overcame to become Australia’s leader in environmental education for children.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 12 Jun 2010

Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

On the 1st of June in South Korea governments gave the go ahead for the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 12 Jun 2010

World Environment message from David de Rothschild.

As another World Environment (5th June) has come and gone what can you do? Give nature a voice!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 12 Jun 2010

This week in Fish: Massive eel and Fish Dissection

This week we show you the biggest freshwater eel you have ever seen.  We have added more important pages from the old site, including the dissection of a Bluespotted Flathead.  Many of the fieldwork pages have also been added.  We are working flat out because Rebecca, our champion web helper is only with us until the end of June!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Jun 2010

This week in Fish: Toxin glands and a meal to die for

This week we look at the toxin glands of a Southern Peacock Sole.  We find out what it is like to be stung by a Demon Stinger and try to digest the image of a fish that bit off more than it could chew.  In all, over 60 pages were moved over to the new site.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2010

Update of The Plastiki Expedition

After nearly a couple of weeks on xmas island the Plastiki with new crew members set sail for Fiji – or say they thought!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2010

This week in Fish: Mystery skeleton and great images

This week the international fish community worked together to identify a very strange skeleton.  Some beautiful new images have been added to the site, notably those of a Whale Shark and Fimbriate Moray.  We are also delighted to be able to show an image of a very rare tapetail (baby whalefish) taken by divers in Bali.  The text for another 48 pages has been migrated from the old site!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 May 2010