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By Author: Dr Anne Hoggett

Life at Lizard: Impressions of a first-time visitor

Flying there was just as I expected: beautiful panoramas of jewel-coloured ocean with reefs and islands scattered throughout.

By: Nicola Fraser, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 05 Feb 2014

From Lizard Island – Part 3 (Polychaetes Conference 2013)

This morning another two dives were made, one at 24m on a flat sandy bottom with Halophila and lots of solitary corals.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Anna Murray, Category: Science, Date: 30 Aug 2013

From Lizard Island - Part 2 (Polychaetes Conference 2013)

After almost 10 days of collecting polychaetes we have almost 1100 registered lots of seaworms representing over 50 families.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Dr Anne Hoggett, Anna Murray, Category: Science, Date: 30 Aug 2013

Coral trout spawning

Just before sunset on the night of the new moon (27 September 2011) Mike Emslie, Lyle Vail and Anne Hoggett visited a known spawning aggregation site for coral trout not far from the research station.  

By: Dr Zoe Richards, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 28 Sep 2011

Field notes with ukelele

Dr Nichola Raihani is a scientist at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London and she is last year's John and Laurine Proud Fellow. She has recently completed her third annual field season at Lizard Island. During her six-week visit, she and several others formed an impromptu band and live music accompanied many a sunset, with  ukeleles, guitars, harmonicas and a marimba. Here Nikki shares her experience. (Note that Nikki is excessively modest about her achievements. She already has a paper in Science from last year's field work!)

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 07 Sep 2011

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

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

Green Turtle demolishes BBQ area

A Green Turtle has laid her eggs in the middle of the Research Station's beach barbecue area.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 14 Dec 2010

Early coral spawning this year

Most Acropora species at Lizard Island spawned on the night of 25 November this year, the third night after the full moon. On the following night, many goniasterid and favid corals spawned, and on the night after that it was the turn of Porites corals.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 30 Nov 2010

Fish in hot water

Last night we had a terrific talk in the beach house by Prof Phil Munday of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University: "Fish in hot water: how will climate change affect coral reef fishes?".

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 11 Nov 2010