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Anzang nature photography exhibition at SA Museum

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 exhibition is happening at the South Australian Museum, and there are some truly stunning images on display. The exhibition will continue until Monday 25th November, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm daily, … Continue reading

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Orca society

I’ve got a lot of respect for orcas (sometimes called killer whales): they’re intelligent, showing an ability to learn, solve problems, and teaching learned behaviour; they have a complex and stable communication system; and they’ve been observed exhibiting playful behaviour … Continue reading

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Biodiversity favourites

I’ll be off work for a week or so, and while I’m gone I’d like to leave you with some of my favourite posts on biodiversity. Cephalopod magic: the amazing abilities of cephalopods to camouflage and hypnotise. Beetling away for … Continue reading

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Andy Lowe radio interview

For those who are interested in hearing more about Andy Lowe’s new position at the SA Museum, here’s the audio of a recent interview he did with Ian Henschke on Australian ABC Radio. He talks about life at the South … Continue reading

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Biodiversity month

September is World Biodiversity Month, so it might be a good time to revisit some past posts that emphasise the value of biodiversity. Time for some shark love and Sharks – who needs them? These two posts talk about what … Continue reading

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Time for some shark love

This week is shark week, so given that they’ve been around for 420 million years, I thought it time to show a little love for these vital and efficient predators.

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Tiger, tiger, burning bright*

Since yesterday’s post was a bit of a depressing one (and there’s the understatement of the year), today’s will be a bit lighter. It seems that I missed out on marking International Tiger Day, which falls on 29th July. And … Continue reading

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Science communication needs a touch of the Renaissance

Its official: science fact is losing out to a range of fictions in the public arena. A recent survey of science literacy conducted by the Australian Academy of Science found that fewer people could answer basic science questions, such as … Continue reading

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It’s Waterhouse time

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize is, in the words of the South Australian Museum, “a unique opportunity for talented artists to immerse themselves in the wonders of science”. The exhibition was launched, with much fanfare and a welcome speech … Continue reading

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Wild and wilder

I wrote about one approach to revegetating recently – the suggestion was to clone some of the extremely old trees in the UK and offer them to people and groups to plant. Another approach is taken by George Monbiot. He … Continue reading

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