New South Wales News

From landlubber to marine biologist

Obsessed diver, sea slug guru, unlucky fisherman (of mainly toadfish):  meet marine biologist Dr David Harasti. He verifies many of the community sightings logged on Redmap in NSW. How did this landlubber from Canberra –  who spent his youth fishing for carp in lakes –  become a marine biologist and underwater photographer?

Whale poo, lobster babies and fish ears: a week at IMAS

Year 10 student Georgia Poyner from Narooma, NSW, donned a lab coat and wet weather gear for an action-packed week of field and lab experience at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) in Hobart recently. She measured rock lobsters, cut out fish ears and discovered what whale poop looks like.

Port Macquarie residents track whales

PORT Macquarie families were involved in citizen science on Sunday as they participated in the 16th annual Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia (ORRCA) whale census. About 165 whales were reportedly spotted at Tacking Point at Lighthouse Beach by residents and National Parks and Wildlife representatives. Read the full story in the Port Macquarie News.

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