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Entries from May 24th, 2010

Biobanking: the One Goal Wonder

May 24th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Blog

About four or five years ago I got invited to attend a seminar to mark the impending arrival of Biobanking. It was supposed to mark the dawn of a new future for the development/conservation compact in NSW but even back then it looked a whole lot of hooey. Today I got this baffling e-mail from, […]

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The Good Goss on the Gale

May 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Guest Viewpoint

Stuart Kininmonth is a marine ecologist and sailor  based in Townsville. He has a fascination with the perfect breeze, well forecast.  Here is his take on the highs and lows of wind predictions… There is nothing like good planning to make a cruise enjoyable. You study the tide charts, check the food list, measure the […]

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The Politics of Pumpkins

May 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog

I don’t much like pumpkins and I don’t much like the end of Summer. I always know when winter is coming because Prue harvests all the pumpkins and we have a mountain of them placed somewhere inconvenient. This year they have been turned into a sculpture in the exact spot where I like to sit […]

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