Here are your April fishbits: How to be a modern ecologist, getting addicted to stats and new coral reefs!
One of my all-time favourite styles of fishing is targeting Luderick (Girella tricuspidata) off wave exposed rock ledges with a float, centre-pin reel and a handful of seaweed. A couple of weekends ago, Niko, Gus and I went exploring in the Royal National Park just south of Sydney to find an empty rock platform and some hungry Luderick. Gus being the super talented videographer that he is filmed the action and produced a short video that captures, what I think Luderick fishing is all about (watch below in HD if possible ).
This is an updated version of what has been one of our most read blog post. There are new grants added, details updated ands its now in date order so its easier to see which ones are close to submission date. It does have an Australian focus but there are some international ones as well, we hope to add to those down the track. Continue reading
One aspect of my PhD is to understand a little bit more about the ecology of pelagic fishes, specifically what habitats they prefer in coastal waters. But before I could do this I first had to determine the best way to sample these fishes and this is what todays post is on. Continue reading
Do you remember how you got into Ecology? At what point did you realise that Fish (or some other animal I guess) were truly fascinating? Were you always interested, or did you discover ecology gradually from a good teacher or your family? Continue reading
March Fishbits: talking molluscs, eco-friendly (and not so friendly!) gifts, and citizen science fun. Continue reading
This guest post is by Evan Byrnes, masters student in the Behaviour, ecology and evolution of fishes lab at Macquarie University. Evan is studying spatial learning in Port Jackson sharks and has recently published some of his work in Behavioural Brain Research; more on that work below… Continue reading