When marine animals, plants and algae pass through seawater, they leave a trail of environmental DNA (eDNA) such as fluid, scales, skin and other bits and pieces that slowly break down. Our project includes eDNA analysis of seawater samples from different locations and depths to generate a snapshot of life in the ocean. Rob Ogden … Continue reading Marine Forensics
Category: Pitcairn Islands Expedition
Blog posts for the Pitcairn Islands Expedition 2 – 23 February 2023.
Pitcairn’s Marine Protected Area wins Blue Parks Platinum Award
On 6 February 2023 the team who created the vast marine protected area around the Pitcairn Islands won the prestigious Blue Parks Platinum award for exceptional marine wildlife conservation at the IMPAC5 conference in Vancouver. Representatives from the Blue Parks Science Council, an international council of marine conservation experts that determines which MPAs meet the … Continue reading Pitcairn’s Marine Protected Area wins Blue Parks Platinum Award
Breadfruit and Coconuts
Everyone has a name, and many people have two. The same is true for other living things. Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist from the 1700s and the father of modern taxonomy, came up with a ‘binomial’ naming system. Now every species has two scientific names: the first is the genus and the second is the species. As … Continue reading Breadfruit and Coconuts