1. Mike Tyler Presentation

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    A celebration of Professor Mike Tyler's 50 year association with the South Australian Museum.

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    • Artists' Inspiration - The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize™

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      The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize is a prestigious art award that celebrates our intricate and complex global biodiversity and encourages excellence in natural history art within Australia and around the world. The prize was established by the South Australian Museum in 2002 to honour its first curator, the eminent zoologist Frederick George Waterhouse. Now in its eleventh year, the Waterhouse is Australia’s richest prize for natural history art. It has proudly contributed over one million dollars to the arts community since its inception. The enduring popularity of the prize is testament to the unique opportunity it gives artists to interpret the beauty and fragility of our natural world. This video explores the significance of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, and takes a close look at the work of Tom Moore and Janine Mackintosh, two South Australian artists, and the inspirations they draw from the natural world. For details about the resulting exhibition formed from this prize, visit the South Australian Museum website. (http://www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/) *Professor Suzanne Miller was Director of the Museum from 2007 to June 2013. Video produced by Sam Collins Media (www.samcollinsmedia.com)

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      • Journey to the Abyss

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        More people have been into outer space than to the bottom of the ocean, a habitat that is 11 times larger than all the world's other habitats put together! Journey to the Abyss is an adventure into the ocean's depths. Discover hydrothermal vents and some of the remarkable creatures that inhabit these deep waters, some more than 3km below sea level. Containing more than 90 real deep-sea specimens, the exhibition is based on the South Australian Museum's own collections. These are rarely seen items, many of which have never been out on public display. *Professor Suzanne Miller was Director of the Museum from 2007 to June 2013. This video was created by Sam Collins Media.

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        • Biology of a monogenean parasite, _Neobenedenia_ sp.

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          A monogenean (flatworm) parasite, _Neobenedenia_ species, removed from the skin of a barramundi (_Lates calcarifer_) in laboratory culture. Marine Monogenea are studied by the Parasitology Section at the South Australian Museum. Principal Research Scientist Assoc Prof Ian Whittington compiled this short video to highlight several biologies and behaviours by a 'typical' monogenean parasite species from the skin and fins of its fish host. This captioned video shows attachment, gas exchange, egg manufacture and laying, the feeding process and egestion of digested wastes. The specimen, approximately 3 mm long, was captured on video in July 2011 in the laboratory of a former PhD student and now research collaborator, Dr Kate Hutson, James Cook University. Ongoing research by the South Australian Museum investigates species identification and 'species complexes' among _Neobenedenia_. For example, consult research published by I.D. Whittington (2004) in Folia Parasitologica 51: 109–122. See: http://folia.paru.cas.cz/pdfs/showpdf.php?pdf=20703

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          • Season's Greetings from the South Australian Museum!

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            For the last three years, the South Australian Museum has been creating videos to send out in place of printed Christmas cards. The idea behind this year's video is to show that the Museum is a gift to the people; the collections we hold, and the research we conduct is all for the benefit of the community. This simple concept was difficult to capture, but we worked with Sam Collins Media (http://samcollinsmedia.com/) to refine and execute the idea. We're very pleased with the end result - we hope you like it too!

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            • Hippocampus paradoxus

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              CT scan (X-ray microtomography) of the Paradoxical Seahorse, _Hippocampus paradoxus_, studied by the Ichthyology Section at the South Australian Museum. This CT scan image was produced by Peter Blias of the Museum. Research findings published by Ralph Foster & Martin Gomon (2010) in Zootaxa 2613: 61–68. See: http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2010/f/zt02613p068.pdf

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              • Dendromonocotyle lasti

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                Monogenean (flatworm) parasite, _Dendromonocotyle lasti_, after removal from the dorsal skin surface of a whipray (_Himantura_ species). The parasite is ‘looping’ (with some prodding!) across a glass surface. Marine monogeneans like this are studied by the Parasitology Section at the South Australian Museum. This specimen, approximately 2–3 mm long, was collected and captured on video in 2002 by Museum parasitologists Leslie Chisholm and Ian Whittington at Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. The parasite species was named for fish taxonomist Dr Peter Last (CSIRO Marine Research, Hobart, Tasmania). Research published by L.A. Chisholm and I.D. Whittington (2005) in Systematic Parasitology 60: 81–89. See: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11230-004-1384-7

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