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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

This week in Fish: Flatworm mimic and shark teeth

This week we show an amazing example of mimicry.  We feature a range of shark teeth, look at a Tubemouth and show images of larval sole.  Thank you as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Nov 2010

GBROOS comes to Lizard Island

Lizard Island is now a node for the Great Barrier Reef Ocean Observing System (GBROOS). Solar and wind-powered sensors in the lagoon relay water and weather data continuously.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 04 Nov 2010

Winifred West drawings

Beautiful shell drawings by Winifred West now on the Archives website.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: Scalloped Hammerhead

This week we feature underwater footage of a Scalloped Hammerhead, images of a range of fishes from shallow waters and the deep, and two 'people shots'.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Oct 2010

Collecting in the Blue Mountains

Live Exhibit staff ventured along the high ridges of the Blue Mountains National Park in order to collect some interesting live specimens for visitors to have the chance to photograph in My Photo Studio, part of the next Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 27 Oct 2010

Welcome to the Australian Museum Archives blog

The Australian Museum Archives holds more than 150 years of records of the Museum, its people, buildings, science, exhibitions and events. In this blog we want to share some of the things we enjoy about our collections, tell some Museum stories and give you an insight into the work we do every day.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Oct 2010

My reflections from the Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop

What did I conclude from the Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop at the Science Museum, London? Well, organisational change is hard, so I'll share some of my learning that relates to the new ways of working given the online world. It's relevant to co-curation as the way the web is now demands new ways of engagement from and with our audiences.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Oct 2010