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By Author: Michael Hugill

A Survey of our Surveyors (Timor-Leste Expedition)

After ten posts, you probably know what I thought of the trip ('twas great!), but what did our scientists make of their time in Timor?

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 26 Sep 2012

24 September: And That's A Wrap (Timor-Leste Expedition)

The collecting component of the Museum's biggest expedition in 100 years has come to an end. A look at the last day as well as a look back.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 25 Sep 2012

23 September: It Started With A Catch (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Taking a sample is just the beginning and preserving and processing specimens requires more than just the e-word.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 24 Sep 2012

22 September: Return Of The Pooter (Timor-Leste Expedition)

If you want to access the supralittoral zone, you must first master the pooter. Come on a search with senseis Jim and Rosemary...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 23 Sep 2012

21 September: Collector Cam (Timor-Leste Expedition)

It's one thing to explain how fish collecting is done, it's another to see it in action... so I strapped a camera to a marine biologist.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 22 Sep 2012

20 September: A Tour To Atauro (Timor-Leste Expedition)

In which our intrepid marine scientists spend the day due north, diving at Atauro Island, while our blogger takes photos and makes notes.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 21 Sep 2012

19 September: The Rote Boat (Timor-Leste-Expedition)

With their equipment finally arriving this morning, the marine scientists were able to have their first dive.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 20 Sep 2012

18 September: The Art Of Improvisation (Timor-Leste Expedition)

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. With their equipment still being processed by Customs, our marine scientists got inventive.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2012

17 September: Two Out Of Three Aint Bad (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Arrive in Dili? Check. Pick up the ethanol? Check. Collect freight? Not yet. What do scientists do when they can't do what they usually do?

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 17 Sep 2012

16 September: A Day in Darwin (Timor-Leste Expedition)

The marine stage of the Museum's expedition to Timor-Leste has begun, with the team arriving safely in Darwin.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 16 Sep 2012