As 2007 draws to a conclusion, I make my final entry for the year, in the form of a challenge: Can anyone identify this critter? I photographed it on the distinctive new foliage of a juvenile mahogany (Dysoxylum sp.) and it is about 2 mm long … [Read more...] about What Animal is This?
Archives for December 2007
On December 19, 2007 Australia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Stephen Smith, issued a joint media release with the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Mr Peter Garrett. The release states that "Australia strongly believes … [Read more...] about President of the Japan Whaling Association responds to Australia
Such is the power of politics, driven by concerns about global warming, that according to the US-based online journal Grist, the tide has turned against coal and it is now officially “the enemy of the human race” with the states of California, … [Read more...] about What Will Decide The US’s Energy Future?
Dear All, In today's Age newspaper, "Fears of 'worst shark season' ever as seas heat up", see http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/fears-of-worst-shark-season-as-sea-heats-up/2007/12/29/1198778767755.html Back in the 1960s I can recall shark … [Read more...] about Shark Attack Alert, Reminiscent of 1960s
The surf is up at the Gold Coast with an intense low pressure system hovering off shore. The large swells and high tides mean that the car park has been closed at the Currumbin Surf Club – but you can still get a drink at the bar. The locals say … [Read more...] about Happy New Year from Queensland’s Gold Coast
The Cooper Valley has been dumped on with exceptional rainfall over the past few days. Since Boxing Day, over 700 mm has been recorded in our portion of the catchment. Last night I was unable to collect three travellers that had booked onto the … [Read more...] about The Wet Season has well and truly arrived in the Daintree