Reef watch seminar Tue 31st Oct

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Reef watch seminar Tue 31st Oct

Postby Dive in wine tanks » Sun, 29 Oct 2006 6:19 pm

Hi all, just a quick note to let you all know about Fish fauna seminar at the Melbourne Aquarium. Reef Watch Marine Seminar Series 2006
Next Seminar October 31st 2006,
Dr Martin Gomon and Dianne Bray, Ichthyologists, Museum
Victoria.
Topic Details
By world standards, Australia has a remarkably large and diverse fish
fauna, with representatives from about 330 different fish families.
Almost a quarter of the total number are endemic to our waters and
roughly 50 new species are being discovered each year.
Dr Martin Gomon is Senior Curator of Ichthyology and Dianne Bray is
Senior Collections Manager, Ichthyology & Herpetology at Museum
Victoria. Both are authors and editors of the soon-to-be published
Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast and Dianne is an author and
editor of the ABRS Catalogue of Australian Fishes which is currently
in press.
An Overview of the Australian fish fauna, highlighting the fishes
of Southern Australia”
Venue Melbourne Aquarium
www.melbourneaquarium.com.au
Be the first to discover what’s new and then tour the aquarium
to view the aquariums temperate fish species.
C
ost $5.50
Time 4:45pm- 8pm
Bookings (essential)
Contact Wendy Roberts, Reef Watch Coordinator
Telephone: 8341-7446
Email: info@reefwatchvic.asn.au
Sponsors Melbourne Aquarium, Museum Victoria,
Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority.
Myself & Dave will be leaving Dave's at 3.00pm Tue, if anyone is interested in joining us.


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Postby Dive in wine tanks » Thu, 02 Nov 2006 2:02 pm

Hi all, Seminar was good,booked out 20 people, most of info went over the top of my head, however i did pick a few things up from it. Our speakers were Dr Martin Gomon & Dianne Bray Ichthyologists at Museum Victoria.Most of the talk was about there soon to be released books, Dianne's book is the sort of thing only Museum's & the likes would use(full of medical terms etc) however Dr Martin Gomon's book, Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast is a reference book for the general public, This new book is at print & will be out next year. It will be a great book for your librairy with approx 2000 Fishes from Southern Australia,area covers from Great Australian Bight (WA/SA border) to East of Wilsons Prom. It discribes Family, Species, Depth rate and much much more. Retail $??? was not mentioned.
After the talk was completed we had 15/20 min tea/coffee with scones then a tour of the Aquirium with one of the curators as well as Martin & Dianne, so it made for an interesting time with that much knowledge in the same room, well wourth the $5.50 to get in. During the coffee break I paid $40 to Wendy roberts Manager of Reefwatch, for my reefwatchers kit. This kit includes, A Guide for Particapating Divers & 10 laminated 19cm X 23cm pages with colour photo's of 99 Fish, 63 Invertebrates, 26 Plants & 3 introduced specie's. These pages are attached to a 23cm X 30cm slate by to plastic rings. The slate is equiped with a rubber strap/pencil & three waterproof/reusable data sheets, so while you dive you can recored where & what you have seen.There are many ways you can do a Reefwatch,eg dive with just photo's and recored dive on them then transfer data, fill sheets in as you dive or film your dive then recored your data in the comfort of your home. All data can then be posted via mail or completed dirctly over the internet, its as easy as that. If you are interested in Reefwatch you can contact Wendy @ info@reefwatchvic.asn.au
Also on 1st to 17th December is the Great Fish count for more info contact Wendy at same link.
I will keep you posted on more Reefwatch activities as they come up.


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Postby chewy » Thu, 02 Nov 2006 2:56 pm

double-drats for missing it....it wasn't as if I had anything better to do.....sigh: will have to commit to the next session/evening.

-Chewy



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Postby Dive in wine tanks » Thu, 02 Nov 2006 10:23 pm

Hi Chewy, this seasons seminars are finished but if you contact Wendy at Reefwatch you can be put on her regestry, then you will be notified on any up and coming events by Email, or watch this site as I will try to update as much as possiblewhen i here something & home to post it .


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