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Dr Jenna Crowe-Riddell finalist in the 2019 SA Scientist Awards – PhD Research Excellence

Congratulations to Dr Jenna Crowe-Riddell finalist in the 2019 SA Scientist Awards – PhD Research Excellence for her ​PhD in the evolution of cutaneous senses in marine snakes, University of Adelaide. Dr Jenna Crowe-Riddell is an influential scientist and science communicator who completed her thesis on the evolution of senses in sea snakes. Dr Crowe-Riddell […]

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Sea snakes avoid predators by “seeing” tails

New research has revealed the fascinating adaptation of some Australian sea snakes that helps protect their vulnerable paddle-shaped tails from predators. An international study led by the University of Adelaide shows that several species of Australian sea snakes can sense light on their tail skin, prompting them to withdraw their tails under shelter. The study […]

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Sprigg Seminar Series – Dr. Emma Sherratt – The Shape of Life

Sprigg lecture series: Dr Emma Sherratt – The shape of life, and the museum of possible forms Date: Tuesday 9th October, 2018 Time: 6pm – 7pm Where: Adelaide Museum (the Museum will open to guests at 5:30pm, with a complimentary glass of wine available prior to the talk) Bookings: Animal life is remarkable in its diversity, […]

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Guest Blog Post by James Nankivell – Investigating the Diversity of Sea Snakes in Western Australia

Guest blog post by Honors Student – James Nankivell As part of my honours project investigating the diversity of sea snakes in Western Australia, I was lucky enough to spend a week in WA conducting fieldwork as part of team from the University of Adelaide. I am specifically looking at species boundaries of widespread sea […]

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Video: Fieldwork investigating sea snakes species diversity in WA

Below is a guest post from Honours student Charlotte Nitschke about her research and field work on sea snake species diversity in Western Australia. Charlotte is supervised by Dr Kate Sanders, Dr Vinay Udyawer (Australian Institute of Marine Science) and Dr Mathew Hourston (WA Dept of Fisheries), with valuable partnerships with local commercial prawn trawlers. […]

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Study highlights the viviparous sea snakes as a promising system for speciation studies in the marine environment

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Kate Sanders and Michael Lee (also SA Museum) as well as Arne Rasmussen (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts), Mumpuni (Museum Zoologi Bogor), Johan Elmberg (Kristianstad University), Anstem de Silva (Gampola, Sri Lanka) and Michael Guinea (Charles Darwin University) has recently been published in the journal Molecular […]

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