The Rangers visited Brisbane to see how the science continues when off Groote Eylandt. We also discussed some findings and potential directions of future ecological and manganese research - in particular what the Rangers felt was important for their country and people.
Whilst visiting the Central Analytical Research Facility at QUT, the Rangers were shown how the animal and human hair samples from Groote are analysed with cutting-edge laser technology and scanning helium ion microscopy.
An interesting side visit to the Palaeontology research lab at UQ allowed the Rangers to see dinosaur footprints from Broome, WA and fossils from around Australia.
The visit to Brisbane also involved some fun – with excursions to the Botanical Gardens and Noosa Headlands National Park.