A water dragon doing what water dragon's are meant to do, and that is SWIM. It is, however, the first time I've ever seen one do this, and I was only alerted to its presence when I heard a loud splash. These reptiles are good swimmers, but strangely enough they don't have webbing on their feet, relying instead on their strong tails. They can actually stay submerged for up to 90 minutes, so they're really well adapted to water environments. Detailed information on this species can be found at one of my previous spottings, also in Brisbane - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/222...
The cuttlefish changes colour so rapidly that it can create waves that roll over its skin, incredible out of this world waves of colour that are so unusual or beautiful that they will completely mesmerise its prey, allowing the cuttlefish to drift right up to them and eat them. Next time you see a mangrove leaf on the reef, look closely, it may be a juvenile Broabclub Cuttlefish. Ocean Freedom
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.