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!)
Events, whether large or small, impact the environment—they consume a lot of resources and produce excessive waste. You can make any event carbon neutral by measuring its footprint and offsetting the impact of this through the purchase of carbon offsets.
My Canadian colleague asked for some recommend apps for the iPad. I remembered I did some research through #mtogo on what apps we were using for both iPad and iPhone some time ago that I promised to share. Here’s what I gathered.
This week we celebrate the life of the late Robert (Bob) McDowall, a giant in the New Zealand fish world. We follow a juvenile chimaera swimming more than 1200 m below the surface. There are plenty of new images, including shots of a moray eel that lives in freshwater and the amusingly-named 'Velvet Leatherjacket'. Thanks as always to everyone who contributed.