Cyclones, Sea and Sampling Sediments IV: The Sights and Sediments of Sydney

Brooke Johnson With help from, and apologies to, Dr Rosalie Tostevin Day 8 - After checking into our hotel, and enjoying the microbial carbonates in the lobby floor, we ate and then crashed. We had opted to have our ‘day off’ in Sydney to do some light tourism, and then to take a leisurely drive... Continue Reading →

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Cyclones, Sea and Sampling Sediments III: Marcus the Marauder

Brooke Johnson With help from, and apologies to, Dr Rosalie Tostevin Day 6 – I awoke to what sounded like the waves breaking continuously on a beach, except we were a kilometre from the sea and it was beating against my window. Cyclone Marcus had arrived. The previous day, after leaving our first batch of... Continue Reading →

One Eyed Brutus and the Whistling Kites

Brooke Jonson We sat on cheap plastic deck chairs, hazy clouds thankfully obscuring the worst of the tropical Australian sun.It was still warm though, as even the breeze from the nearby river was moist and clammy and smelled of damp vegetation. Behind us stretched hundreds of square kilometres of reedy marsh and grass land, ahead... Continue Reading →

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