Helping to launch a vital campaign to raise research funds to save Tasmania’s Handfish populations which are some of the world’s most endangered fish today in Hobart. I also had the privilege of interviewing leading scientists Dr Rick Stuart-Smith and Dr Tim Lynch on their work. Find out more about how you can help here www.handfish.org.au #imas#utas#fish#research#endangered#handfish#universityoftasmania
Another Saturday, another Writing Day for PhD candidates at the University of Tasmania
Знову субота, знову пишу в кафе разом з аспірантами Університету Тасманії. Цього разу нас було шестеро :) Гуртом веселіше працювати )
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! Check out “Light Up the Night” by the Hobart City Council from 7pm tonight at Mawsons place! The annual tree lighting starts at 8:30pm! What better way to start the Christmas season with some carols being sung at the event 😊🎅🏻🤶🏻 #studentliving#hobartapartments#universityoftasmania
Spot the eggs in 2nd photograph
I had an amazing opportunity to go for data collection with Mr. Eric, a population ecologist. Walked almost 18kms covering two beaches, climbing salt sands, finding way through bushes, walking along lagoons. I am overwhelmed with the knowledge I got just in 8 hrs.
This is a pied oyster catcher, a native of Australia. Usually they are found in colony but when breeding hormones hit, they form pairs and get ready to copulate and lay eggs. Usually the hatching period is around 28days.
These birds form a pit like structure on the beach a little ahead of the high tide line and put a stick or two around it for recognition. Sometimes they form two /three pits called as scrape nests and then decide which is the best for laying eggs. The eggs are camoflaged so well that we might just step on it. It is also vulnerable to dogs on the beach and other predators like posoms.
A little precaution by dog walkers will reduce the threat.