Author: Elodie Camprasse (Elodie Camprasse)

Harveys Return and a heart-shaped rock
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Harveys Return and a heart-shaped rock

It was a grey and rainy day as I began my explorations around Kangaroo Island; my first trip to this wonderful place. I had just gone for a tour at Cape Borda Lightstation, located on the north-west tip of the island and one of the few square lighthouses in Australia. There, my guide had casually...

On the hunt for superpowered slugs
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On the hunt for superpowered slugs

As a diver and dive guide, I have always felt a bit awkward searching for the small, hidden things at the bottom of the ocean rather than looking for bigger, faster, more obvious fishes, mammals and other creatures. I guess I have always found the search rewarding. I have felt pride in finding creatures other...

Help us connect people with Port Phillip Bay
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Help us connect people with Port Phillip Bay

‘Why are you going to Melbourne? There’s no diving there!’ This is the sentence I used to hear as an enthusiastic marine biologist working as a dive instructor and heading to Melbourne for my PhD. I would often get quite a few Australian customers when working in the industry in Vietnam and all of them...

Ocean of wonders
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Ocean of wonders

‘[The Pacific Ocean] has been a frontier to explore, a space to conquer, a resource to plunder – and a place of infinite wonder…’ Have you ever wondered why the ‘Pacific’ Ocean is named that way? In November 1520, Ferdinand Magellan, after a perilous voyage through the rough seas of the Atlantic, finally reached a...

On the road to a more sustainable science
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On the road to a more sustainable science

Science is often seen as something that operates in isolation, used and trusted for producing knowledge, which is then passed on to others – the ones that will eventually make decisions – with limited continued interactions. The authors of Enhancing Science Impact: Bridging Research, Policy and Practice for Sustainability suggest that if we are to do...