It was a 'week of sharks'. The highlight was the addition of some quite disturbing images of a White Shark being 'strangled' by a plastic packing strap. Other less upsetting images, including two of Galapagos Sharks, were also added to the site. Thank you as always to all of you who contributed and commented throughout the week.
This week considerable effort has gone into the 'master list' of species on the site. When completed, the list will allow users to easily see a summary of the images and fact sheets available for each species. As usual, some great images were added during the week, plus a fact sheet on shrimpgobies and their relationship with burrowing shrimps. Thank you to all our contributors.
The Station's new solar power system was switched on at 3.00 pm on Thursday 24th February 2011. It was designed to reduce by about 50% the amount of diesel used for generating electricity and hence reduce carbon emissions by that proportion. In its first month of operation, it has been working much better than that.
This week we feature a blog post on Dr Jeff Leis' research. We show you how to age a shark by examining its backbone and present an image of a juvenile fish collected in French Polynesia, along with the net that collected it. We welcome Dr Barry Russell, who is currently visiting the Fish Section to further his research on lizardfishes.