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.
14 Jun 2010
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!
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.
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!
Highlights for this week include an exchange of comments on parental care and 'glancing' in the Spiny Puller. We view a new movie of a strangly-coloured Reticulate Whipray, learn about a Leatherjacket Louse and enjoy 40 new fact sheets have been migrated from the old site.
And you thought last week was a big one ... it's been another huge week for the website with 62 new 'assets' being added including a fabulous image of a 'Nemo look-alike' and some short FAQs on the collection.