Kirrily Moore is the new WISENET link person for Tasmania. She says, "I started work two years ago at CSIRO Marine Labs in Hobart, pretty much straight from an honours degree in marine ecology at Sydney University. I work within CRIMP (Centre for Research on Introduced Marine Pests) and am heavily involved with national port surveys, visiting some of the major shipping ports around the country sampling for known (and unknown) introduced marine species. This involves a lot of diving around some ‘interesting’ places where most people would never chose to dive. Most of my time in Hobart is taken up with organising the next trip and sorting the samples from the previous trips. Presently I am trying to develop my knowledge of ascidian taxonomy after an inspiring week with Dr Pat Mather from Queensland Museum learning the wonders of sea squirts."
Sincere thanks to Pru Bonham in Hobart for serving as the WISENET link person in Tasmania for over 8 years, during which time she provided much useful and interesting information to the Journal. Pru’s other commitments, including an increasing field project involvement, plus being Deputy Lord Mayor of Hobart, have forced her to step down.