This week sees the addition of some great new movies. The Halfband Snake Eel descending backwards into the sand is pretty amazing. The Lepidion swimming at over a kilometre below the surface is worth a look and the male Pacific Leaping Blenny 'frantically' trying to attract females certainly brought a smile to my face. There are also some great new images. What is possibly the first photo of a live Kidako Moray and the oh-so-cute baby boxfish are just two of a great bunch. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
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!)
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