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Mount Merapi: it’s Australia’s ‘fault’

Not all exhibitions at the Museum take months or years of planning. Sometimes we have a day!

By: Fran Dorey, Category: At The Museum, Date: 17 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: Triggerfish movies

This week we feature 3 triggerfish movies.  Two new blog posts tell us more about the lives of larval fishes and the incredible amalgamation of thee fish families into one.  As usual we have posted plenty of new images and combined images of anemonefishes into a gallery.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Nov 2010

Tasmania bans plastic bags

After seven years and tri-partisan support the plastic bag will be banned in Tasmania within 12 months.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 11 Nov 2010

Fish in hot water

Last night we had a terrific talk in the beach house by Prof Phil Munday of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University: "Fish in hot water: how will climate change affect coral reef fishes?".

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 11 Nov 2010

More on that amazing discovery

Volunteer Science Writer, Stephanie Guzik, tells us more about the "Overdue Family Reunion".

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Nov 2010

Meet our intern

Museum Studies intern Willy Kwong is working on the Archives' Harry Burrell photograph collection.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Nov 2010

The truth about electricity prices

As we constantly hear in the media about how electricity prices have risen and how high they may go people are also worried how high they will go if a carbon tax is introduced. There is a campaign running that says clean energy is too expensive and it fails to say that doing nothing is also a high price to pay.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 09 Nov 2010

Where have all the Turtles Gone?

Sea Turtle numbers are diminishing but stealing their eggs is a sure way of speeding up the extinction of turtle species.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 09 Nov 2010

National Recycling Week, 8th to the 14th November and a new book

It is that time of year again when we need to look at our waste. We need to rethink how we look at waste and look for positive solutions. If you need some ideas and you are a small business “Sustainable Growth” is a great new book written by Jon Dee.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 09 Nov 2010

Researching 19th-century collection and trade in Thylacines

Kathryn Medlock researching the 19th century records at the Australian Museum Archives

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Nov 2010