A few days ago, Chris Cook and I took the passenger ferry from Tokyo to Hachijojima and back, hoping to see the three North Pacific albatross species: Short-tailed Albatross, Laysan Albatross and Black-footed Albatross.Read More
It was the perfect spring evening. We’d just made home-made pesto pasta and sat down to eat on the front porch. We are incredibly lucky to live on top of a hill with views out over Belconnen and to the Brindabellas in the distance.Read More
Last Friday I wasn't feeling great. I was feeling pretty sad and a bit lonely.
Still, research had to be done. I found myself out in the wheatbelt of Western Australia, wandering around the bush looking for pollinators I wasn't finding.Read More
It's hard to not love penguins. Very hard, in fact. Cuteness factor is through the roof, and I'm convinced that most people actually just want to hug them. I am happy to report that sub-Antarctic penguins do indeed look very cute, with a healthy dose of comical and adorable.Read More
On our first morning, we awoke close to the Snares, with hopes of a zodiac cruise and Snares Crested Penguins. But 60 knot winds left that idea dead in the water. Instead, we headed onwards toward Auckland Island...
Fast foward 24 hours and we awoke to complete calm: the sun was rising, the wind was still, the waters of Ross Harbour were smooth, and everyone was smiling. It was going to be a good day.Read More