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Category: Science

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

Where have all the Turtles Gone?

Sea Turtle numbers are diminishing but stealing their eggs is a sure way of speeding up the extinction of turtle species.

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

National Recycling Week, 8th to the 14th November and a new book

It is that time of year again when we need to look at our waste. We need to rethink how we look at waste and look for positive solutions. If you need some ideas and you are a small business “Sustainable Growth” is a great new book written by Jon Dee.

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

This week in Fish: Flatworm mimic and shark teeth

This week we show an amazing example of mimicry.  We feature a range of shark teeth, look at a Tubemouth and show images of larval sole.  Thank you as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Nov 2010

GBROOS comes to Lizard Island

Lizard Island is now a node for the Great Barrier Reef Ocean Observing System (GBROOS). Solar and wind-powered sensors in the lagoon relay water and weather data continuously.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 04 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: Scalloped Hammerhead

This week we feature underwater footage of a Scalloped Hammerhead, images of a range of fishes from shallow waters and the deep, and two 'people shots'.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Oct 2010

This week in Fish: Flyingfishes in flight

This week we feature some lovely images of flying fishes in flight ... or should I say glide?  There are images of a larval surgeonfish, a gudgeon in freshwater and a selection of fishes caught on hook and line.  Thank you as always to all our contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 22 Oct 2010

Welcome to the Lizard Island Research Station blog

Life at Lizard Island Research Station is never dull. Fabulous coral reef environment, exciting discoveries, interesting visitors, amazing natural events! This post includes giant clam spawning, just to get you started.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 18 Oct 2010

First terrestrial mammal recorded from Lizard Island

Tracks of a small mammal have been seen on several beaches at Lizard Island beaches since October 2009.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 18 Oct 2010

This week in Fish: Grow a backbone!

This week we feature an incredible piece of research on deepsea fishes that have flexible 'necks' that lack vertebrae.  Bizarre!  Four new movies were loaded, a bunch of images added, and a new image gallery for triggerfishes was compiled.

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