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This week in Fish: Grow a backbone!

This week we feature an incredible piece of research on deepsea fishes that have flexible 'necks' that lack vertebrae.  Bizarre!  Four new movies were loaded, a bunch of images added, and a new image gallery for triggerfishes was compiled.

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

Banana-kids

This week, the Museum is opening Banana-kids – a small, experimental, mini-exhibition in our main temporary space.
 

By: Michael Harvey , Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Oct 2010

Grow a backbone!

Can you imagine living without the vertebrae in your neck?  Surely no animal on earth has a backbone that doesn't connect with its skull.  Think again ...

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Oct 2010

Flying foxes on powerlines

Keep an eye out for electrocuted bats on powerlines at this time of year.

By: Ms Vanessa Barratt, Category: Science, Date: 12 Oct 2010

Farewell to Henry the turtle

After two and a half years at the Australian Museum, Henry has resigned from his position as Krefft's Turtle, Emydura krefftii, in the Surviving Australia exhibition.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Oct 2010

Crocodile vet check

The new hatchling crocodiles had their first veterinary appointment today and recieved a clean bill of health.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Oct 2010

Quest for the perfect indoor pinhole camera

How do you create a pinhole camera that can be used inside a room with no windows or natural light and have the ability to demonstrate its own workings? 

By: Deborah White, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Oct 2010

This week in Fish: Suckling fish

It was a short week.  Public holiday on Monday and leave on Friday. This week we feature the visit of researchers from SAIAB and have added a blog post about a fish that suckles its young.  Also added were new volunteer pages, a triggerfish movie and stonefish images.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Oct 2010

Developing Educational Strategies - some background stuff

I'm currently attending a workshop on developing educational strategies for museums in a rapidly developing part of the world. Here's some resources for background reading.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Oct 2010

A fish that suckles its young

I just read an amazing web page about a fish that suckles its young while they are still inside the female's body.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Oct 2010