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Wollemi pine on display

Discovered as recently as 1994, the  Wollemi Pine has been referred to as the 'botanical find of the 20th Century' and 'the equivalent of finding a small living dinosaur on Earth'. A small live Wollemi Pine is now on display My Photo Studio, part of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 21 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: Cod and Galaxias

This week, we feature images of a cod swimming more than 1 km below the surface.  From one extreme to the other, we have added images of juvenile Common Galaxias schooling in a shallow pool.  Other additions include common fishes from coastal waters of south-eastern Australia. Thank you as always to all our contributors!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Nov 2010

Another post from our intern

Intern Willy Kwong talks about why the Australian Museum needs and values the work of the Archives and Records section.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Nov 2010

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