That’s right, I am crawling back to blog about important happenings this week in Australia.
It’s National Science Week.
It seems I’ve missed out on alerting you to vote for your favourite Aussie scientist for the Eureka prize (I would have been supporting Evans and Smith for proving the intellectual and communicative exploits of chickens).
But it is not too late to start voting for your favourite new Aussie species discovered this past year. Given that this year’s theme is biodiversity it’s a pretty appropriate poll.
Place your vote here.
- Opera House Barnacle (Calantica darwinii)
- Kimberly Froglet (Crinia fimbriata)
- Sea Spider (Paranymphon bifilarium)
- Steve Irwin’s Tree Snail (Crikey stevirwini – I kid not!)
- Spinifex Ant (Camponotus triodiae)
- Pink Handfish (Brachiopsilus dianthus)
- Cape York Amber Fly (fossilized) (Chaetogonopteron bethnorrisae)
- Bacchus Marsh Wattle (Acacia rostriformis)
- The Bandalup Buttercup (Hibbertia abyssa)
- Truffle-like Mushroom (Cribbea turbinispora)