As the new Director of SIMS, I’m pleased to make my first contribution to enews – welcome, and thanks for your interest in our research!
While some of our research activities have been slowed due to the pandemic, life in the ocean goes on. Above are just some of the beautiful and ornate microbes that dwell in the waters of Sydney Harbour. I’ve also included a photo of the shore at Clifton Gardens – you may have seen similar water discolourations there. As users of the area, you may be curious as to what causes the water to change colour. There are some amazing examples of pink lakes in Western Australia (e.g., Lake Hillier) from which to draw inspiration.
Being curious ourselves, SIMS will start a new initiative to investigate the microbes of Sydney Harbour more closely. Please check back here to learn about our progress!
From Professor Martina Doblin, SIMS Director