|Photo by Jiaxin.|
The cuttlefish was caught by Razali (holding the pail) in a lagoon nearby. We all look at the cuttlefish with awe in the seawater holding tank. Razali is probably the most indispensable person at the Expedition. He not only looks after all the facilities, makes sure everything is running smoothly, but also helps with fishing related surveys.
Peachia sea anemones that Prof Daphne is looking for.
Moon-headed sidegill slug that burrows in the sand to hunt for critters to eat. She also found a peanut worm with a little flatter worm on it.
tragic story behind the names of the two islands.
Paracondylactis sinensis. She explains that it is not unusual for some sea anemones to be pink or red.
Giant Clam ladies who were on their way to survey the shore for their work. My swimming camera was still wet so the photo of them was blurry.
live tweet some of these finds.
|Photo by Ivan Kwan.|
During the Expedition, I will try to post live updates on twitter as well as to facebook and the Mega Marine Survey facebook page. These will get less frequent as I start to do field work. I'm not very good at the smart phone in the field, and also, phone connections are not always strong enough to post regularly. So also check out tweets by participants using the hashtag for the Survey #MegaMarine. These are consolidated on the Mega Marine Survey blog.
Volunteer sign up for the Southern Expedition are already closed due to limited places and early logistical arrangements needed for participation.
But no worries, you CAN still join the Survey! Lots of surveys will continue after the Expedition, just at a less frenzied rate. There will be lots of other opportunities for volunteers to participate in dredging, field surveys as well as laboratory sessions. To join the Mega Marine Survey, register your interest in this form and you'll be invited to join the mailing list to receive updates on the Survey and sign up for Survey activities. Also check out the FAQs for more about the Survey.