Lady Tunakaimanu Feilakepa is renowned and greatly respected for her traditional cultural knowledge in Tonga and across the Pacific. Here she discusses Tongan mats, a decline in natural materials and the value of viewing such a collection.
Lady Tunakaimanu Feilakepa is renowned and greatly respected for her traditional cultural knowledge in Tonga and across the Pacific. Here she kindly shares her knowledge on the creation and use of tapa cloth.
Colleagues at the Smithsonian have just added a fantastic new online exhibition to their website. Called 'What You See When You Turn a Fish Inside Out' gives users the chance to strip away the exterior of a fish and take an x-ray peek at its insides. Great stuff!
I was recently emailed about his footage of Southern Garfish feeding in the shallows in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. The videographer reported that the garfish "were breaking off strands of eelgrass and apparently stripping small invertebrates off the grass as well."
It was a week of images, punctuated by another of Amanda's blog posts from Lizard Island. Ed Roberts kindly supplied an image of the first Denise's Pygmy Seahorse known from Australian waters. The larval Barred Soapfish image is spectacular and John Harris' images of Cox's Gudgeon climbing Penrith Weir are pretty impressive. Thanks to everyone who contributed.
This week Amanda Hay reports again from Lizard Island where she is doing fieldwork. As usual, there are plenty of new images, a movie of a Whiptail with a parasitic problem and we welcome our new volunteer Morgan Crowcroft-Brown.