On a street post in Darlinghurst a young female Titan Stick Insect, measuring 21cm in total, was found and taken to the Australian Museum. The insect must have become separated from its gumtree, unable to fly it wandered to the nearest structure and climbed to the top. This is a tail I have heard more than a few times this Spring.
Discovered as recently as 1994, the Wollemi Pine has been referred to as the 'botanical find of the 20th Century' and 'the equivalent of finding a small living dinosaur on Earth'.
A small live Wollemi Pine is now on display My Photo Studio, part of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
This week, we feature images of a cod swimming more than 1 km below the surface. From one extreme to the other, we have added images of juvenile Common Galaxias schooling in a shallow pool. Other additions include common fishes from coastal waters of south-eastern Australia. Thank you as always to all our contributors!
This week we feature 3 triggerfish movies. Two new blog posts tell us more about the lives of larval fishes and the incredible amalgamation of thee fish families into one. As usual we have posted plenty of new images and combined images of anemonefishes into a gallery.
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?".