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AM EXPEDITION: LORD HOWE ISLAND, 2017

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Science, Date: 20 Mar 2017

This page aggregates content created about and by scientists on expedition on Lord Howe Island.

Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island
Photographer: Frank K√∂hler  © Australian Museum

Introduction

Australian Museum scientists have embarked on an expedition to benchmark native and introduced animal populations on Lord Howe Island. 

Nestled on the Tasman seas between Australia and New Zealand, this volcanic remnant has a unique ecosystem that’s been largely preserved, rivalling that of the world-famous Galapagos archipelago.

AMRI scientists aim to document biodiversity, discover new species (introduced or native). The expedition team also aims to exhume three complete whale skeletons from the island, as well as scale the sheer cliff faces of Balls Pyramid in search of further specimens of the rare LHI Phasmid.  

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28 FEBRUARY 2017
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'Lord Howe Island and the Australian Museum'
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10 MARCH 2017
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'The 'other' Lord Howe Insect' by Dr Chris Reid. 
Read here

16 MARCH 2017
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'Digging for whale bones'
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20 MARCH 2017
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'Climbing Balls Pyramid' by Keith Bell. 
Read here

24 MARCH 2017
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'Landing on Balls Pyramid' by Paul Flemons. 
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