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QR Codes at the Museum

This week at the Australian Museum we have decided to go down the QR Code lane and place some extra interaction on a few of the Museum's favourite specimens.

By: Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 19 Oct 2010

Welcome to the Lizard Island Research Station blog

Life at Lizard Island Research Station is never dull. Fabulous coral reef environment, exciting discoveries, interesting visitors, amazing natural events! This post includes giant clam spawning, just to get you started.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 18 Oct 2010

First terrestrial mammal recorded from Lizard Island

Tracks of a small mammal have been seen on several beaches at Lizard Island beaches since October 2009.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 18 Oct 2010

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