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Category: Science

Solar power switched on

The Station's new solar power system was switched on at 3.00 pm on Thursday 24th February 2011. It was designed to reduce by about 50% the amount of diesel used for generating electricity and hence reduce carbon emissions by that proportion. In its first month of operation, it has been working much better than that.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2011

10,000 teenagers wanted!

I received this invitation and thought I would share it with you. All the details are below and I look forward to seeing you there!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2011

This week in Fish: Electric rays and tsunami hoax

This week we are excited to announce that an RSS feed has been added to Fish Bits.  Content can now come directly to you.  As usual, some great images have been added to the site.  Thanks to all.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Feb 2011

You're toasted!

Food for thought!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Feb 2011

This week in Fish: A lost Mozambique Seabream

It has been a big week.  Highlights include the receipt of a Mozambique Seabream that was caught in a surprising location and a fact sheet about an unusual habitat for small fishes - sea slugs.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Feb 2011

Dream weaver: a new collection of Maori Kete

Dream weavers: a new collection of contemporary Maori kete (baskets) acquired by the Australian Museum.  

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 16 Feb 2011

This week in Fish: Small fishes and shark ageing

This week we feature a blog post on Dr Jeff Leis' research.  We show you how to age a shark by examining its backbone and present an image of a juvenile fish collected in French Polynesia, along with the net that collected it.  We welcome Dr Barry Russell, who is currently visiting the Fish Section to further his research on lizardfishes.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Uhi ta moko: Art and practice of Maori tattooing

As the art and practice of ta moko developed in Aotearoa - New Zealand, Maori pioneered the use of smaller, narrower uhi without teeth that cut grooves through the skin.

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Cyclone Yasi viewed from Lizard Island

The largest category 5 cyclone to hit the east Australian coast in living memory passed to the south of Lizard Island on the night of 2/3 February.  

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 08 Feb 2011

This week in Fish: Red Handfish and lumpfish

This week we feature two of the cutest fishes you are likely to see for some time, the Red Handfish and a lumpfish.  We were visited by Dr Keiichi Matsuura who continued his work on fishes in the genus Triodon.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Feb 2011