The Australian Museum's Dr Rebecca Johnson appeared in the Catalyst Fin Forensics story on 7 April 2011. The show focused on the the practice of shark finning and highlighted how the museum's Genetics Unit were instrumental in a successful legal prosecution. The Australian Museum's 'fishos' were also delighted to see some excellent footage of the Fish collection that appeared in the story.
To prepare for an exhibition next year we recently conducted a frontend survey about the topic “deep ocean”. This research was conducted using Survey Monkey, an online survey tool, and after two weeks 792 people had responded.
Asking questions is what we do in Audience Research. We do it for lots of reasons, and all of them deepen or broaden our understanding of what we are researching. How fitting then that we recenlty conducted research about the deep ocean.
This week I was delighted to add two beautiful images of the undescribed 'Bare Island' anglerfish. Also added were a 'new species' for the site, the Little Bellowsfish plus some great images of a Common Galaxias and a Scribbled Unicornfish from remote Middleton Reef. From closer to home, the Horned Blenny makes an ever-so-cute appearance. As always, thank you to all contributors!