Reef building hard corals in the order Scleractinia are animals that could be mistaken for plants. One of the most common such corals at the Great Barrier Reef is Acropora hyacinthus. At Myrmidon reef last December, we found ridges replete … [Read more...] about Know Your Plates (Part 1)
Coral reefs are the most extraordinary places, and they are essentially layer upon layer of death. Topped with the most extraordinary diversity of life forms. Consider Britomart Reef, for example, it is a mid-shelf coral reef 120 kms north of … [Read more...] about Britomart – Mostly Dead Coral, with Fish on Top
I wasn’t the one who took that bite out of that green plate coral. Can you see what looks like a bite mark? It is at about 4 o’clock on the large, green, plate coral, which is also one of the transect photographs taken last week, on 22nd February at … [Read more...] about Who Ate the Green Plate?
Craig Kelly has a huge following on Facebook. His daily posts were ‘liked’ and ‘shared’ by thousands, until he was blocked – disallowed, censored. His page is still there. He just can’t post anything. The banner at the top of his page says: … [Read more...] about Why Craig Kelly Resigned on Tuesday
I remember picking my daughter up from school, years ago. It was her first year, so she was about six years old. The last class for the day had been art, and the teacher had asked they paint the solar system. Most of the children had something to … [Read more...] about Priorities, Life is a Journey – And Happy Birthday to My Daughter
This morning, Peter Ridd’s legal team will be asking the High Court to hear his appeal against his sacking by James Cook University. The High Court does not agree to hear most cases. They consider cases that have a wider legal implication. His … [Read more...] about Fly-Past Coral Surveys, And