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Why is this site here?

I started putting this site together for a few reasons. I have to admit that one is to show off, but then most people show off in some way and this is really fairly harmless. Secondly I wanted to be able to keep people interstate and overseas that I know exactly how I am spending my time. Lastly is to provide a scientific resource of marine life - it still has a long way to go on that score, but it's a beginning. All marine images are scanned from 35mm slides.

If you are thinking that I am going around upsetting delicate marine habitate then rest assured I am not. I am part of a group that works with the Museum of Victoria to collect data and specimens of intertidal marine life. We collect only when necessary and all specimens end up at the Museum. We also have 17 years of census data covering the entire of the Victorian coast.

All pages on this site are carefully hand crafted using Windows Notepad. The choice of Windows over other operating systems is not because I enjoy using it - if I had my choice of operating systems I would still be on my Amiga - but because, unfortunately, most new software is written for Windows first and then maybe for the Mac. When more software is available for it I intend to change to Linux.

In the Future.....

I do plan on updating these pages more often, but life gets hectic and plans go astray. That said, as I already have 6 months worth of monthly featurs I should be able to find the time to change them regularly.

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