Category Archives: Science

Robots as vectors for marine invasions and 5 guidelines to address this

A recent publication on “Robots as vectors for marine invasions” was compiled by a group of scientists from their experiences working with observation class micro-ROVs and the possible threats these new tools of the trade pose for marine conservation. It all … Continue reading

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Internship opportunity for new graduates

An Exciting Environment Internship opportunity is on offer from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) based in Suva, Fiji. A total of 8 internship programs are available for next year. For more information, please see here  Applications should include … Continue reading

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Lets talk fish

The fifth Pacific Tuna Forum is on next week at the luxurious Sofitel Resort, Denarau, Nadi, Fiji. More than 250 delegates including over 30 well known speakers are expected to attend as Pacific Island countries come together to discuss sustainable management … Continue reading

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Twitter celebrates International Polychaete Day

Here are some images of polychaetes from the recently celebrated International Polychaete Day and a link to the discussions on twitter

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Shark Week

Its #SharkWeek this week this week and while I cook up a new post to commemorate this occasion, lets start off with this picture

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Hermaphrodite flatworm that fucks itself in the head

Today marks the International Polychaete Day and you can use #InternationalPolychaeteDay  on twitter to follow interesting discussions on Polychaetes but while the focus is on Polychaetes, I have a rather interesting flatworm that I will discuss in this post. Flat worms are of … Continue reading

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Not for the dinner plate but for science

I always love a good fighting fish when not fishing off a hand line and I’ve had my share of memorable moments but this next catch that I am going to talk about here is one of the few moments that … Continue reading

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A fish of a day

BomaiCruz will be spending a lot of time this year out on oceanic cruises. Internet accessibility might not be great on most of these cruises but I will do my best to keep you all posted in this short time … Continue reading

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Reptiles of Papua New Guinea: Sea Turtles – Flatback Sea Turtles

While discussing the Reptiles of Papua New Guinea, Rom and Zai Whitaker (1984) have done very little to talk about sea turtles eventhough their fresh water cousins are widely represented. In my discussions of the Reptiles of Papua New Guinea, … Continue reading

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Reptiles of Papua New Guinea: Sea Turtles – Loggerhead turtles

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is home to six of the worlds seven sea turtle species of which all but the flatback turtle come ashore to nest. Sea turtles have always been part of PNG culture providing meat, eggs and ornaments … Continue reading

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