This page aggregates content created about and by scientists on expedition on Lord Howe Island.
Australian Museum scientists have embarked on an expedition to benchmark native and introduced animal populations on Lord Howe Island.
Nestled on the Tasman seas between Australia and New Zealand, this volcanic remnant has a unique ecosystem that’s been largely preserved, rivalling that of the world-famous Galapagos archipelago.
AMRI scientists aim to document introduced invertebrates, discover new species (introduced or native) and get a clearer picture of the fauna that lives there. The expedition team also aims to exhume three complete whale skeletons from the island, as well as scale the sheer cliff faces of Balls Pyramid in search of further specimens of the rare LHI Phasmid.
'Lord Howe Island and the Australian Museum'
'The 'other' Lord Howe Insect' by Dr Chris Reid.
'Digging for whale bones'
'Landing on Balls Pyramid' by Paul Flemons.