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"Impacts of Ocean Acidification and Climate Change on Seaweed-based Coastal Ecosystems"
Launch of the new edition of Seaweed Ecology and Physiology and public lecture by lead author Associate Professor Catriona Hurd.
14th Oct 2014 5:30pm to 6:30pm Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS Waterfront Building, Castray Esplanade, Hobart
RSVP: E. UTAS.Events@utas.edu.au; T. 6226 2521
There will be refreshments during interval & both Launceston Walking Club & Wildcare Inc. - Friends of Tasman Island will have merchandise for sale , including videos of previous Do You Know Tasmania shows & the latest (2015) Lighthouses of Tasmania calendar should be available, as well as other publications about Tasman Island.
TASMANIAN MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Bush Blitz in Focus: Discovering New Species in Tasmania
31 July - 5 October 2014
Did you know that we share the world with an estimated 10 million other species, but only about 1.4 million of these have been discovered, formally named and described?
Learn how TMAG’s zoologists and botanists are discovering new species in Tasmania as part of the Bush Blitz Program, and see some wonderful images of these fascinating plants and animals.
This exhibition is proudly supported by the Bush Blitz Program, a partnership between the Australian Government, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities and Earthwatch Australia.
Image details: Anthicid beetle Lemodes coccinea
A PHOTOGRAPHIC exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is showcasing some little-known Tasmanian animal and plant species.
Part of Bush Blitz, Australia’s largest nature discovery program, the
exhibition features photographs by TMAG zoologists and botanists during recent expeditions around the state.
About 75 per cent of Australian species remain largely unknown and globally only 1.4 million of an estimated 10 million species have been properly identified.
Tasmania also has many species still undiscovered.
“So much of Tasmania is still not known,” TMAG botanist Gintaras Kantrilas said. “People think you have to go to the Amazon to discover new species but you only have to go outside in Tasmania to discover new animals and plants.
“Bush Blitz provides an opportunity for us to get out and find some of these new species.”
Visitors to the exhibition can learn how botanists and entomologists collect and examine museum and herbaria specimens and see some of the important tools of the trade such as plant presses and insect traps.
It is also a chance to look through the eyes of scientists, whose work often goes unnoticed.
Bush Blitz in Focus is on show at TMAG’s Salon Gallery until October 5.
Dr Simon Grove, Senior curator of invertebrate
zoology at TMAG, with some of his photo's that are part of the
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