What's on: AMRI Seminar Series
The Australian Museum Research Institute hosts a monthly series of short talks showcasing current research at the Australian Museum.
- Event Type:
- Special event
- 01.00 PM to 02.00 PM
The seminar consists of a 30-minute snapshots of new results or ongoing projects designed to keep our staff informed, but are also open to members of the public with an interest in scientific research.
Diving for discoveries: our recent expedition to Southern French Polynesia
Dr Stephen Keable, Mark McGrouther, Sally Reader and Dr Mandy Reid, Australian Museum Research Institute
During September and August 2014, some of our scientists joined colleagues from the Auckland Museum and Pew Charitable Trusts to survey the shallow water biota of the Austral and Gambier Island Groups. Fishes, molluscs and marine invertebrates were collected from diving depths to fill gaps in our knowledge of the biodiversity of the region and to determine connections to marine populations in the adjacent western Pacific Ocean and indeed further afield into the northern hemisphere.
This project followed on from the very successful 2011 Kermadec Islands Expedition, utilising the same ship and collaborating with many of the same personnel.
Please email Robin Torrence or call her on (02) 9320 6401.