dead things

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Subject: dead things
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Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 13:45:03 +1100

Good afternoon again,


This is a plea to the finders of dead things that people bring in for the ANWC museum here at CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems. PLEASE, when putting the details on a piece of paper (in pencil or biro) give as detailed a description as possible of where you found the specimen. What you might know as a local name may not be something official and staff in the museum can spend a lot of time  trying to work out exactly where something was collected so that we can give it Lat/Long co-ordinates. We have just had a case here where the finder spelt the name (in this case a beach) wrongly. If the person had said for example “Xyz Beach, east of  Moruya”, we would have been able to find it easily. In the case involved here it was only because a staff member had heard of this particular beach that we were able to track it down. The name of the collector and a phone contact on the piece of paper so that we can call to check details if necessary would also be useful. Giving GPS co-ordinates when you find things can also save us a lot of time (Lat/Longs please not AMGs).





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