Swimming with dolphins has to be high on the wish list for many people. Gaetan Guilhon had the very good fortune to do just that at Manly Beach, Sydney, on a lovely April morning in 2011. The footage shows a pod of about 50 Common Dolphins, Delphinus delphis. Please don't tell me that dolphins aren't fish - I know that! I was just so envious and excited I had to share this movie. Enjoy!
During the week we reported on a Whale Shark sighting in Botany Bay. Teagan Marzullo visited to examine the spines of rays in the collection and a small 'Querying the site' image gallery was added. Of course there were also plenty of new images added. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
I attended the Transformations in Cultural Communictaion Conference the other week. The aim of this year's conference was to “... draw together leading researchers and professionals to explore the tangible ways in which social media can engage culturally diverse audiences”. Here's some of what I gleaned...
Land alienation is a problem not just in Papua New Guinea but across Melanesia, and it has the potential to have a catastrophic affect on Melanesian society, according to one of the region's most experienced anthropologists, Museum Research Associate Kirk Huffman.
A friend just called me to say that she had heard that a Whale Shark was swimming in Botany Bay. "No way" was my initial reaction. Apparently members of the Abyss Scuba Diving encountered the fish this morning and have posted images on their Facebook account.
It has been a 'sharky week' with the addition of images showing a shark bite on a horse (really!), a Prickly Dogfish, and wounds inflicted on larger fishes by Cookiecutter Sharks. Rebecca Johnson from our Genetics Unit deserves another cheer for her TV appearance on Catalyst. Thank you as always to all contributors and to the increasing number of people who are adding comments.