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.
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.
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.