Sunday, February 11, 2018

Cyclone Gita - incoming!

So here it comes.

Read this.
In brief, it is very likely to pass to the south - but that's one big girl and as we all know, those tracks can change in the blink of an eye.

You know what to do!

Friday, February 02, 2018

And here comes the first Cyclone!

Check this out.

Yes the convergence zone will likely spawn a cyclone.
Luckily for us, its birth is going to be so close to Fiji that it will not have picked up much strength before wandering off - and here's to it not circling back like bloody Winston, see at top! And, it is going to be weak but it is still a cyclone, and the North can expect the usual torrential rain and likely flooding.

You know what to do!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Cormorant vs Remoras!


This is just amazing!
Source here - and a big H/T to Daniel of Shark Business for finding it!

PS - and here's the long version - that's one helluva persistent bird lemme tell 'ya!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Especially for You Tumbiau!

Yes she has been naughty again - click for detail!

In the Lion's Den!

Here she is in all her splendor.
She glided in nonchalantly in the middle of the shallow feed, and took up residence right next to the bait crate until some lumbering brute with a camera had her move away again.
Talk about a contender for the Darwin Awards!

Click for detail!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Herwarth and Vreni - simply epic!


Remember this post - sure you do! :)

Well here they are in all their glory.
This was just the beginning as the gals were then coerced to mouth feed whilst topless - and of course the whole thing then ended in tears. And yes talk about Déjà vu huh = nihil novum, especially not the bikini bimbettes!

Huge H/T to the Saffron Pimpernel for having unearthed this gem!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

GHH in Beqa Lagoon!

This is a biggie from Ovalau - source!


Yes they are definitely here!
This one is from Project Abroad's BRUV research - and for the moment, the specific location will need to remain a secret lest some eager Shark killer be tempted to go catch himself a set of valuable fins. But it is excellent GHH habitat and we will certainly start looking a bit more closely as this is not the first time a GHH has been sighted there.

To be continued - keep watching this space!

Bull Shark vs Hippos!

Source - apparently this is not too rare!

Feisty feisty!
Enjoy - story here!

Friday, January 19, 2018

A Global Perspective on the Trophic Geography of Sharks - Paper!

Click for detail!


Read this
Yes that's a whole lot of authors, among which some people I like a lot = for once cooperation has been absolutely stellar and one has to congratulate Chris for having been able to pull this off, and for having laid the foundations for a global collective of researchers investigating Sharks by means of stable isotope analysis.

Press release here, report here.
And no, all is so clear and exhaustive that I really got nothing to add!

Kudos - very impressive indeed!