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'Small' fish make the big time

A leading international science magazine has recently featured the research of a team led by Museum scientist Jeff Leis on how tiny larval fishes survive and find a reef home in the big blue ocean.

By: Fran Dorey, Category: At The Museum, Date: 04 Feb 2011

This week in Fish: Red Handfish and lumpfish

This week we feature two of the cutest fishes you are likely to see for some time, the Red Handfish and a lumpfish.  We were visited by Dr Keiichi Matsuura who continued his work on fishes in the genus Triodon.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Feb 2011

Generations and their gadgets

New study from the US reveals how much we love our gadgets, with mobile phones being the most popular. Read on for more...

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Feb 2011

Obsidian artefacts from Papua New Guinea: major new publication

A major new reference work to assist archaeologists interpret use-wear marks on obsidian artefacts has been published by the Australian Museum.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Science, Date: 04 Feb 2011

This week in web: 4 February 2011

Stats are in for January 2011: web page views totalled 843,780 with 266,616 visits, 30% of visits from Sydney. 207 new members signed up, with 1,990 active users for the month. What else happened?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Feb 2011

We're all multitaskers!

Well, you knew that right?! 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Feb 2011

Lizard Island and Cyclone Yasi

Several people have asked about Lizard Island and Cyclone Yasi, expected to hit Queensland tonight. Here is what we know at present. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Science, Date: 02 Feb 2011

Transformations in Cultural Communication Conference 2011

Join industry leaders over two days on 14-15 April as we explore tangible ways that social media can engage culturally diverse audiences. Special guests include folks from the Smithsonian Institution, Powerhouse Museum, Museum Victoria and the Australian Museum.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Feb 2011

More on Crowdsourcing

Linda Mathijssen (one of our former interns) asks: I'm going to write my thesis about crowdsourcing in museums. … [and] I was hoping you could help me out a bit. Do you know some good (or bad) examples on the use of crowdsourcing in museums or where I can find information/papers that are already written about the subject? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Jan 2011

This week in Fish: Hiro and White Shark Jaws

Due to the 'inconvenience' of the Australia Day public holiday and a day of illness, additions were only made to the site on three days.  The highlights were a visit by Research Associate Hiroyuki Motomura, the addition of some White Shark jaw images and a great Fanbelly Leatherjacket shot.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jan 2011